The Top Five Actresses Who Are Equally Great Activists Today

Being a celebrity is often considered by some to be one of the greatest roles in the world, but for some celebrities it’s not enough. Actresses and actors alike want to be known as activists that also care about others and are willing to use their very public platform to help those that they believe are underrepresented and underappreciated throughout the world. It’s something that a lot people tend to think is utter tripe and nonsense but a lot of actresses have gone on to do great things for people by speaking up and making it known that they stand for something other than the dollar signs that line their pockets.

It’s kind of hard to see from our current vantage point but some of those in higher positions do want to help.

5. Amy Schumer

Amy is all about going after rape culture and the rampant sexism in Hollywood and doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to including such material in her comedy routines. The comedienne says pretty much what she wants and doesn’t give a whole lot of thought to repercussions since this is her voice and she’s going to let it sound out. That alone is something to be inspired by as far as many people go.

4. Jennifer Lawrence

The gender pay gap is a very big issue in Hollywood and throughout the world at this point and Lawrence has managed to stand up and voice her concern and throw in her support for those that have felt the pinch. Her views on this are about the same as others, that women should be paid equal to men for the work that’s being done and the roles that are being accepted in any position. To do any less is to say that the pay gap doesn’t matter.

3. Gina Rodriguez

Rodriguez doesn’t want to be the standard, stereotypical celebrity that people look up to. She wants to be the person that tells those that have the dream of becoming someone famous to go for their dreams and don’t give up until they’re realized. She’s the type that says “I’ve done it, so can you” in the most positive of ways. She even went so far to launch the We Will Foundation, which helps to support art education for women from low-income backgrounds.

2. Tina Fey

Tina Fey has been very outspoken about sexism in her satire and in her life off screen. She’s the type of woman that wants people to start realizing just what it means to be equal as far as gender goes and isn’t shy about voicing her opinion. Her type of comedy usually seems to center on the fact that there is a great deal of sexism that occurs in society and that in many cases it’s simply ridiculous to allow it to continue.

1. Emma Watson

Emma Watson has been perhaps the most notable activist on this list since finishing up with the Harry Potter movies. What’s even more interesting is that if you read the books then you would know that her character, Hermione Granger, was also an activist.

It takes so very little to speak up, but it takes a lot of effort to be heard.


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