Emma expressed how necessary it is for men to get involved in the fight for gender equality by launching the HeForShe campaign, “a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity, for the entirety of humanity.” You can watch Emma’s full speech below:
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In a landmark piece of legislation, the California Senate yesterday passed an “affirmative consent” bill for colleges throughout the state. The first of its kind, SB 967 explicitly requires schools to adopt a standard of affirmative consent, defined in the bill as:
Affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. It is the responsibility of each person involved in the sexual activity to ensure that he or she has the affirmative consent of the other or others to engage in the sexual activity. Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent. Affirmative consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual activity and can be revoked at any time. The existence of a dating relationship between the persons involved, or the fact of past sexual relations between them, should never by itself be assumed to be an indicator of consent.
Feminism: It’s not just for ladies. There are plenty of guys out there who also believe that women should be treated equally, and are happy to carry around the “F” label publicly. And some of those male feminists just happen to be famous. This week, Joseph Gordon-Levitt pretty much nailed the definition of feminism, and won over the whole Internet in the process. He joins an elite group of male celebrities who we’d like to tip our hats to for openly supporting women’s rights. We also hope to see even more male celebrities speaking out, because women aren’t the only ones with the power to make a huge impact. Here’s a rundown of some famous guys who’ve spoken out about gender equality and made us love them even more. 1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt In an interview with The Daily Beast, the apple-cheeked Don Jon actor confirmed that he thinks of himself as a feminist. “What [feminism] means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are—you can …
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