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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Absolutely Calls Himself a Feminist

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Absolutely Calls Himself a Feminist

Joseph Gordon-Levitt wears a casual tee while heading into the Ed Sullivan Theater on Tuesday (August 19) in New York City.

The 33-year-old actor recently opened up about what feminism means to him.

“What [feminism] means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are — you can be who you want to be, whether you’re a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, whatever. However you want to define yourself, you can do that and should be able to do that, and no category ever really describes a person because every person is unique,” Joseph told The Daily Beast. “So yes, I’d absolutely call myself a feminist.”

“And if you look at history, women are an oppressed category of people,” Joseph added. “There’s a long, long history of women suffering abuse, injustice, and not having the same opportunities as men, and I think that’s been very detrimental to the human race as a whole. I’m a believer that if everyone has a fair chance to be what they want to be and do what they want to do, it’s better for everyone. It benefits society as a whole.”

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  • leila

    He sounds like a woman trapped in a man’s body. He’s so annoying. He even fakes his voice and personality in interviews with the whole “macho” act.

  • moi

    @leila i was thinking the same thing

  • Conchita

    I totally agree with him. Preach it, sister!

  • yayayay

    he’s awesome. good for him

  • Ru

    we don’t want him


  • anna

    Somehow what he said didn’t sound right. Good try though.

  • Jena

    I love him for this! His sexuality is not threatened by admitting he’s a feminist. I wish more men were like him!

  • @613

    Is he Gay.?

  • Ananya

    All the is he gay? comments are infuriating. Can’t a man support women while still being sexually attracted

  • Armpit Hair

    He is smart, compassionate, and good looking. I’d love to see a photo of him with his clothes off.

  • Danny

    Men follow men and their heroes, women do what they want.

  • Jen

    Love JGL. Forward-thinking, compassionate and strong in his beliefs. Haters gonna hate, but he’s the better human being.

  • Me


    Please, Give him a break.

  • Frida

    Love him!