20 Celebrities Who Will Make You Proud To Be A Woman

In the entertainment industry, it’s easy for a woman to be classified or stereotyped under certain labels – cute, sexy, slutty, pretty – all insinuating that they aren’t intelligent, witty, hard-working, or capable of success without a man (or a team of men) behind them.

These women have proven time and time again that it is never necessary to qualify yourself under any certain label or category to be successful in whatever it is that you do. The lesson behind this particular list is that women should not compete with each other – girls do that. Women should get behind one another, and show support for each other.

Angelina Jolie Declined Being A Bond Girl

When Angelina Jolie was asked if she would be interested in playing a Bond Girl, she said “Nope! I want to play Bond.”

Nicki Minaj Reminds Women To Say What They Want

She stated “For all the women, stop feeling like you shouldn’t speak your mind because somebody’s gonna call you a b*tch. Speak your motherf*cking mind.

Katy Perry Refusing To Pick Favorites

When asked who she would rather kiss between Pink and Lily Allen, she replied “Menage a trois,” simply meaning why not both (threesome).

Tina Fey Straightens Everyone Out

In the movie Mean Girls, which Tina Fey co-wrote, she said “You all have to stop calling each other sl*ts and wh*res. It only makes it okay for guys to call you sl*ts and wh*res.”

Ellen Degeneres Defines Beauty

Beauty isn’t between a size zero and a size eight,” she says. “It is not a number at all. It is not physical.”

Nina Dobrev Shuts Down This Age-Old Patronizing Question

When asked if there was anyone special in her life, she responded, “Uh, me!” After that, the interviewer asked if she was just choosing to be single, to which she responded, “I’m not choosing to do anything, I’m just choosing to exist and see what happens day by day.”

Mindy Kaling Reminds Everyone That Confidence Is Key

She says, “I have a personality defect where I sort of refuse to see myself as an underdog. It has gotten me into a lot of trouble, but is also the reason for my success. I am often reminded of it when people ask me why I’m confident…why wouldn’t I be?

Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Hair and Makeup Secrets

When asked about her hair and makeup she said, “Oh it takes about 4.5 hours and hundreds of dollars and professionals. You too can look like this.

Emma Watson Draws Attention To Inequality In The Film Industry

She reminded everyone that only 7% of directors are female. She said, “Why are we not telling women’s stories? Why are women not telling their own stories?

Lorde’s Sassy Response To An Unnecessary Question

When a reporter asked Lorde, “Do you feel like you can keep this success up or is it basically downhill from here?” she responded with this retort: “What sort of a question is that? You’re the one with your bowtie hanging off.

Marina Diamandis Wants Everyone To Be Themselves

As a female, you’re expected to look and act a certain way…and I don’t believe in that.

Rihanna Shuts Down Condescending Terminology

When a guy called her “baby girl,” she responded simply with “Don’t call me baby girl.” She isn’t a baby, nor is she a girl – she’s a grown a*s woman.

Kelly Clarkson’s Response To Weight-Gain Comments

Kelly Clarkson proved that she could not care less what people think, as she responded with, “Screw em.

Charli XCX Made This Point

Men are only 50% of the population,” she stated. “Women can do whatever the f*ck they want.

Michelle Obama’s Advice For Her Daughters

Michelle Obama said that she tells her daughters, “Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.”

Taylor Swift’s View On Being Single

When asked about being single, she said “When I tell people how happy I am to be alone and to be living my life on my own terms, and to be free, and independent, and empowered, the first thing they say to me is ‘Oh don’t worry, you’ll find someone,’ and that is so not the point! What if your life completes itself?

Nicki Minaj Calls Out Double Standards

Nicki Minaj being asked about being a b*tch said, “When I am assertive, I’m a b*tch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss.

Christina Aguilera’s Response To Being Called A B*tch

When asked in an interview if she minded if people called her a b*tch, she said “If I’m a b*tch, then I’m a b*tch. If that’s what an assertive woman is to you.”

Zoe Saldana Says To Never Limit Yourself

She said in an interview “Don’t think in color. You can feel in color, but not think it. That shouldn’t be the first thing you think about when you wake up. Think about yourself.”

Beyonce’s Response To Anti-Feminists

Often, people classify feminists as “man-haters.” Beyonce put those people in their place when she stated that feminism is “a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.”