Joseph Gordon-Levitt Makes The Case For Male Feminism, Is An Excellent Human Being
In addition to being a babe, obviously.
In an interview with the Daily Beast to promote the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, actor and pint-sized babe Joseph Gordon-Levitt again proved he’s a stand-up guy when answering a question about how people shy away from calling themselves feminists:
“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… 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. That, to me, is what “feminism” means. So yes, I’d absolutely call myself a feminist.
“If you look at history, women are an oppressed category of people. 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.”
Levitt’s spoken out about his views before; earlier this year he made an eloquent and impassioned argument for male feminism and challenging sexist tropes while appearing on Ellen.
In an Internet where Women Against Feminism is a thing, it’s refreshing when someone unapologetically makes the case for why feminism is still needed, and not a dirty word.
Feature image via The Tonight Show/Youtube.