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Emma Watson Named Feminist Celebrity of the Year

Emma Watson Named Feminist Celebrity of the Year

Big news for Emma Watson — she was just named Feminist Celebrity of 2014 by the voters at ForWomen.org in a poll conducted in partnership with Cosmopolitan.com.

In September, the 24-year-old actress gave an inspiring speech about gender roles in society at the launch of the #HeForShe campaign.

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“We celebrate all feminists every day, but today we’re giving a hat tip to celebrities who are helping to promote women’s equality,” President and CEO Teresa Younger said in a statement. “Every celebrity on the list has either embraced the term ‘feminist,’ spoken out for women’s equal rights or battled against sexist oppression.”

To see the rest of the list, click inside

1. Emma Watson
2. Laverne Cox
3. Rachel Maddow
4. Beyoncé
5. Cher
6. Amy Poehler
7. Tina Fey
8. Meryl Streep
9. Mindy Kaling
10. Ann Curry

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