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5 Feminists you need to follow



Feminism. "Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, personal, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment."

I'm going to be honest, I didn't fully understand what "feminism" meant until Beyonce released "Flawless". I always knew it was important but I didn't know much about it and I am still learning about it. I love how feminism is being talked about so much in the media and press, but it seems like in real life, in mine anyways, people don't talk about it much. That might be because I live in a very rural part of the country. But it should be discussed more often. 

I know a lot of people are feminists these days which is great, and there are lists of people in the "limelight" who speak about feminism. I just happen to have a few favourites. I highly recommend you follow these people if you dont already. 

Fifth Harmony
Asides from being a gorgeous group of girls who can sing and perform flawlessly (and I love them), these girls really do speak up about feminism a lot. This is great because they have a lot of younger fans as well as older fans, and I love that they are using their fame to educate people and to highlight the issues surrounding gender equality.

Matt McGorry
I am a huge fan of Orange Is The New Black so naturally I followed ALL of the cast members on social media after I watched the first few episodes. Matt is one of the few male celebrities who are firm believers in gender equality. He told ET online, "I think you can be a feminist and not necessarily identify as one which is what I think I had been for my entire life up until a few months ago. I realized the term feminist is actually less convoluted than I imagined it to be."

Emily Ratajkowski
Em Rata has spoken out about feminism so many times. Shes a goregous model who is unafraid to speak about "controversial" subjects. You'll probably recognise her from the Blurred Lines music video. A couple of months ago she published an eyeopening letter titled "baby woman" where she speaks about growing up as a woman and being sexualised from a young age. You can read it here if you missed it. A photo of her and Kim K topless also caused quite the stir a few weeks ago 

Cartia Mallan
Cartia is a beautiful australian youtuber. She makes videos that are different to most peoples. She speaks about things that most yotubers are affraid to mention & she has opened my eyes to a lot of things. I highly reccommend you head over to her channel to watch her video all about feminism. I Love how she uses her platform to speak about these issues. She actaully inspired me to write this post. 

Emma Watson
Obviously, I need to mention Emma in this post. Besides from being one of my favourite actresses of all time, she also does a lot for gender equality. She is a key ambassador for the campaign He for She, which is a great campaign. In her speech for He for she she said, "For the record, feminism,by defenition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes. It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals." You can find out more about the campaign over at heforshe.org 


We all need talk more about issues like feminism, the more we talk about it the more people will learn about it & feel comfortable with discussing it. 
I'd love to hear your honest thoughts about this post & where you are with feminism.

Love, Becca x

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  1. As I read the title of this post I was thinking about Matt McGorry and Emma Watson so I'm glad you mentioned them! I'll definitely check out Cartia, I love following feminists and pages about feminism just to stay informed :)

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    1. Matt & Emma are amazing! Me too, I follow a bunch. Xx

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