8 inspiring feminist quotes from men on International Men's Day

    8 inspiring feminist quotes from men on International Men's Day

    By Prudence Wade. Published 2020-11-19


    From Barack Obama to Mahatma Gandhi, here are the men we’re celebrating on International Men’s Day.

    Today is International Men’s Day. The debate rages on between feminists and ‘meninists’ on Twitter and whether there needs to be a dedicated men’s day, when feminism means gender equality anyway. But we’ve decided to mark the day regardless by collecting a series of feminist quotes from some famous men. Because we all should be working towards the same thing right? Here are some male feminist heroes.

    1. The Dalai Lama

    embedded1890470707.jpg“I call myself a feminist. Isn’t that what you call someone who fights for women’s rights?”

    2. Kurt Cobain

    “Maybe it will inspire women to pick up guitars and start bands. Because it’s the only future in rock’n’roll. I’ve had this negative attitude for years. Rock’n’roll has been exhausted. But that was always male rock’n’roll. There’s a lot of girl groups, just now, within the last few years. The Breeders and the Riot Grrrls all have a hand in it. People are finally accepting women in those kinds of roles.”

    3. Barack Obama

    embedded372316072.jpg“It is absolutely men’s responsibility to fight sexism too. And as spouses and partners and boyfriends, we need to work hard and be deliberate about creating truly equal relationships.”

    4. Iggy Pop

    embedded78150186.jpg“I’m not ashamed to dress ‘like a woman’ because I don’t think it’s shameful to be a woman.”

    5. Kofi Annan

    embedded124673238.jpg“Gender equality is critical to the development and peace of every nation.”

    6. Prince Harry

    embedded871021561.jpg“We know that when women are empowered, they immeasurably improve the lives of everyone around them – their families, their communities, and their countries. This is not just about women, we men need to recognise the part we play too. Real men treat women with dignity and give them the respect they deserve.”

    7. Alan Rickman

    embedded2081434485.jpg“There’s nothing wrong with a man being a feminist, I think it is to our mutual advantage.”

    8. Mahatma Gandhi

    embedded558273305.jpg“To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman.”

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