Greta Heggeness
February 13, 2015 4:05 pm

Kristen Stewart gets it. Talking to Wonderland magazine, Kristen opened up about being a feminist and why so many young women have a hard time calling themselves the F word. “I feel like some girls around my age are less inclined to say, ‘Of course I’m a feminist, and of course I believe in equal rights for men and women,’ because there are implications that go along with the word feminist that they feel are too in-your-face or aggressive. They don’t get that there’s no one particular way you have to be in order to stand for all of the things feminism stands for.”

Do you hear that? It’s a slow clap starting around the world because that’s a perfect articulation of why so many women (the famous ones and the not famous ones alike) can’t bring themselves to embrace the title of feminist — even if they do completely agree with what it stands for (which, in case there’s any confusion at all, is just equal rights for everyone).

In honor of Kristen’s perfect words, check out these quotes from other awesome female celebs who are proudly saying the F word for all to hear.

Emma Watson

“I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.” – Emma Watson

Lena Dunham

“Feminists believe that men and women should have the same opportunities. If you are a feminist you believe in equal rights as a whole. That’s not a concept you can really shoot down.” – Lena Dunham

Taylor Swift

“To say that you’re not a feminist means that you think men should have more rights and opportunities than women.” – Taylor Swift

“I’ve always considered myself a feminist, although I was always afraid of that word because people put so much on it. When honestly, it’s very simple. It’s just a person that believes in equality for men and women. Men and women balance each other out, and we have to get to a point where we are comfortable with appreciating each other.” – Beyonce

Katy Perry 

“I used to not really understand what that word meant, and now that I do, it just means that I love myself as a female and I also love men.” – Katy Perry

(Images via here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

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