Orange Is the New Black and How to Get Away with Murder actor Matt McGorry had a very public awakening to feminism, posting on his Facebook page, “I’m embarrassed to admit that I only recently discovered the ACTUAL definition of “feminism”. The fact that the term is sometimes clouded with anything other than pure support and positivity in our society is very tragic. I believe in gender equality. Being a feminist is for both women AND men. I AM A FEMINIST.”
Since then, McGorry has made it a point to publicly discuss issues that disproportionately affect women. He was written essays about equal pay, vowed to shake up society’s definition of feminism, and called attention to the ways in which he is privileged. On an episode of Flip the Script earlier this year, he explained that men can – and should – identify as feminists too.