It’s Janet here (AKA The Storyteller) and as we’re on the topic of celebrities and feminism this week, I’ve decided to talk about a certain actor who I personally find incredibly inspirational for a number of reasons. This person is the one and only Tom Hiddleston.
Let’s start off with the obvious: Tom Hiddleston is a pretty darn good actor, being in films ranging from War Horse to everyone’s favourite bad guy in “Thor”, “Thor: The Dark World”, and of course, “The Avengers” as Loki. I admire Tom Hiddleston not only for his acting skills, but also for his charity work and the fact the he is a feminist. I think we need more people like him not only in our society, but in the world, because the more male celebrity figures there are supporting feminism and equal rights, the sooner we will get to living in a better society for everyone.
As you may have already read in some previous posts, there tends to be a negative stigma towards feminism because it’s too “feminine”. It sounds too girly, and I get the impression that men are afraid to stand up for this “movement”, because they don’t want to be laughed at for supporting women. Tom Hiddleston is a proud supporter of the #HeForShe campaign, and is also one of many celebrities who wore the “This is What a Feminist Looks Like” t shirts earlier this year, along with numerous other male role models. The point is that we need more people like this who can encourage others, particularly the younger generations, to understand what feminism truly means and the importance it has on us, and those around us.
I said earlier that Tom Hiddleston is a supporter of many charities, including UNICEF and he has also taken part in the “Live Below the Line” fundraiser for the past couple of years to raise money and awareness for those who don’t earn much, and can’t afford the basic necessities we often take for granted. This just goes to show what a good person he is, and I think it proves why he is someone I look up to and aspire to be like. We really need more people like him in our world, and if I can help just by writing this blog post, then I feel like I have contributed to this long fight for equality.
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