Helen Mirren reveals that she’s not always thinking of himself as a feminist.
The Hollywood icon gave a commencement speech at Tulane University over the weekend, and she shared with the crowd her thoughts on feminism.
“I do not have to define myself as a feminist until recently, but I had always lived as a feminist and believed in the obvious; that women are as capable and as energetic and inspiring as men. But to be a member of a movement that is feminism seemed to be didactic, also political,” she said, according to Just Jared.
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The 71-year-old A-lister explained why she changed her perspective.
“However, I have come to understand that feminism is not an abstract idea, but a necessity if we – by ‘we,’ I mean you guys are to move us forward and not backwards into ignorance and fearful jealousy. Now, I am a declared feminist. And I would encourage you to be the same.”
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Mirren is lending her voice to a cause other. She hosted 2017 the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY) Gala on May 22 in New York City.
According to the website of the organization is, “a national non-profit organization, which through the summer camp, speech therapy, and creative expression, informs and supports young people who stutter and the world that surrounds them.”
Some other remarkable numbers that support the org are former Vice-President Joe Biden, Dave Chappelle, and Paul Rudd.