Ms. Foundation for Women announces top 10 Feminist celebrities of 2015: Amandla Stenberg, Rowan Blanchard Top List

NEW YORK — Today, the Ms. Foundation for Women announced that Rowan Blanchard and Amandla Stenberg received the most votes for Feminist Celebrity of 2015. Blanchard and Stenberg topped the online survey promoted by the Ms. Foundation, in partnership with Cosmopolitan.com.

The top 10 of the survey:

  1. Rowan Blanchard/Amandla Stenberg
  2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  3. Laverne Cox
  4. Shonda Rhimes
  5. Matt McGorry
  6. Amy Schumer
  7. Jennifer Lawrence
  8. Viola Davis
  9. Margaret Cho
  10. Ellen DeGeneres

“We celebrate all feminists every day, but today we’re acknowledging celebrities who help promote equality for all genders,” said Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger.

“The Ms. Foundation celebrates feminists all year long – people who believe in social, economic and political equality, working every day to change the conversation and build a more equal society for ALL genders,” said Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO Teresa C. Younger. “The survey acknowledges celebrities who not only publicly identify as feminists, but work to change conversation around diversity, inclusiveness and intersectionality.”

Last year, Emma Watson topped the list of celebrities in the first annual Feminist Celebrity of the Year survey. This year the Feminist Celebrity of the Year survey was done as part of the the Foundation’s #MyFeminismIs multimedia campaign. The aim of the campaign is to invite anyone who believes in the definition of Feminism as “the social, economic and political equality of ALL genders” to “tell us what your Feminism Is…” Through user-generated content, the Ms. Foundation is helping feminists paint the true face of Feminism in the United States.

“Celebrities who embrace Feminism or speak out for equality are using their voice to guide the larger conversation around equal rights,” Younger said. “We hope, that through our annual Feminist Celebrity of the Year survey, we are highlighting celebrities who believe in Feminism and expanding the conversation to even more people.”

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For more than 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in trailblazing organizations nationwide.