She is known as one of the most famous feminists. She is one of the most powerful and beloved women around the world, however only lately she confessed during a commencement speech at Tulane University that it took her a long time to consider herself a feminist.
“I didn’t define myself as a feminist until quite recently, but I had always lived like a feminist and believed in the obvious: that women were as capable and as energetic and as inspiring as men,” the Oscar-winning legend said.
“But to join a movement called feminism seemed too didactic, too political.” Things changed though as she “[came] to understand that feminism is not an abstract idea but a necessity if we — and really by ‘we,’ I mean you guys — are to move us forward and not backward into ignorance and fearful jealousy. Now, I am a declared feminist,” she added. “And I would encourage you to be the same.” The 71-year-old actress has three upcoming movies in the works. Good luck!