The definition of feminism is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities, or the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of these two genders. It can also refer to the organized activity in support of women’s rights and interests. That’s the literal definition, although a lot of people tend to think that the term is a lot more complicated than that, or even that it has negative connotations. By definition alone, it does not. Celebrities are frequently asked about their thoughts on feminism, which is one part real curiosity and sometimes one part trying to catch someone talking about something they don’t know about. The good thing about this dialogue is that it means that people are interested in feminism, but some celebs seem to have some twists on their ideas about what feminism actually is. Here are 15 of the more creative/confused descriptions of the term out there and 15 celebrities who are totally fake feminists.
15. Katy Perry
Katy Perry thinks that the word “feminist” is too strong of a label for how she feels or wants to be portrayed, although she does believe in the strength of women. At least this is what she said in 2012 when she was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. However, by 2014 she was changing her words around a bit. Another time that she was asked she said, “A feminist? Um, yeah, actually. I used to not really understand what that word meant, and now that I do, it just means that I love myself as a female and I also love men.” Well, that’s still not exactly what it means, but yeah it does include feeling the same about everyone which it sounds like it does. Katy certainly is for empowerment, however, especially girl empowerment. Just look at some of her songs. “Roar” is a good example of standing up and being heard, and “I Kissed A Girl And I Like It” certainly seem to be saying I can do whatever I want.