Take Note Nicki: 10 Famous Feminists Who Use Their Platforms To Uplift Other Women

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Janelle Monáe

In case her videos for “Pynk” (featuring an amazing pair of vagina pants) and “Make Me Feel” didn’t make the message clear, singer/actress Janelle Monáe is all about the love, empowerment and support of women. Going as far back as her early black and white tuxedo-wearing days, she has consistently challenged gender roles about what women should be and how they should be represented.

In 2016 interview, while she was promoting the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight, Monáe called out men and stressed the need for their support as it relates to feminism:

“Feminism should be a part of Black masculinity,” says Monáe. “Men should absolutely feel like it is their duty to be allies with women; speak up against sexism and help us fight some of the evil things that have been done to us. If Black masculinity is part of being a man, then what makes you a man is also your support and how you treat women.”

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