Powerful Women Who Reject the Feminist Label

Photo Courtesy: HBO/IMDb

The word "feminist" can’t seem to shake folks’ preconcieved notions. Unfortunately, many people incorrectly equate the word with being aggressive and hating men. Feminists aren’t against men. Feminists are against discrimination and want equality for folks of all genders in every sphere of life.

While some powerful women, like Dolly Parton, have been maligned by earlier iterations of the feminist movement and are uncomfortable with the term "feminist," others simply seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means and have bad-mouthed the term "feminist," thus perpetuating harmful, misogynistic stereotypes. These famous women reject the label — find out why.