The Year In Celebrity Feminism

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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  • Beyonce

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  • Shailene Woodley

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  • Laverne Cox

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  • Emma Watson

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  • Lena Dunham

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  • Taylor Swift

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  • Aziz Ansari

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  • Mo’ne Davis

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  • Jennifer Lawrence

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This year’s feminist explosion seemingly came from nowhere, but by the end of 2014, gender equality was a hot topic in Hollywood. Which celebrities advanced feminism — and who caused controversy when wading into the equality debate?

Emma Watson displayed her feminism bona fides with a UN speech, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt held it down for male feminists. Shailene Woodley caused a stir with ill-informed comments about gender roles, while Lena Dunham’s feminist followers were urged to abandon her.

Browse through our gallery to see the winners and losers from feminism’s big year.

CHVRCHES Lauren Mayberry discusses her feelings on feminism.

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