#HunkDay: Men Who Love Women

Hey girl. In case you missed it, March is Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, this week’s #HunkDay is all about men who have stood by and spoken up for women around the globe. Because there’s nothing sexier than a man who supports women.

 

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01

Ryan Gosling

“I’m attracted to films that have strong female characters because there are strong female characters in my life. [...] My sister was my best friend and my hero growing up. Because I was home-schooled, I didn’t have a lot of friends, and I did ballet, which was always just girls. All of that had an effect on my brain.”

02

John Legend

“All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights, the world will be a better place. We are better off when women are empowered—it leads to a better society.”

03

Jason Momoa

“I wasn’t raised by a man. I was raised by a single mother my whole life. It’d be ridiculous for me to say that I didn’t believe in it. They’re the strongest beings in the world.”

04

Seth Meyers

“When you work with the sort of really strong women that I work with, the idea that anyone would want to make decisions for them is hard to wrap your head around.”

05

Ian Somerhalder

“It’s so easy to forget that many women live their lives in fear because of domestic violence. Men have an important role to play in sending out the message that real men do not hurt or abuse their partners.”

06

President Barack Obama

“Too often women can’t access the information they need to fight the pay discrimination.... Women can’t wait for equal pay. And I won’t stop fighting to address this inequality.”

07

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

“My mom brought me up to be a feminist. She would always point out to my brother and me that our culture does often portray women like objects.... She wanted me and my brother to be aware of it because we see these images on TV, in the movies and on magazines all the time. And if you don’t stop and think about it, it just sort of seeps into your brain and that becomes the way you perceive reality.”

08

Daniel Craig

“Women are responsible for two thirds of the work done worldwide, yet earn only 10 percent of the total income and own 1 percent of the property.... So, are we equals? Until the answer is yes, we must never stop asking.”

09

Prince Harry

“When women are empowered, they immeasurably improve the lives of everyone around them—their families, their communities, and their countries. This is not just about women; we men need to recognize the part we play too. Real men treat women with dignity and give them the respect they deserve.”

10

Aziz Ansari

“If you look up feminist in the dictionary, it just means someone who believes men and women have equal rights. And I feel that everyone here believes men and women have equal rights. … You‘re a feminist if you go to a Jay-Z and Beyoncé concert and you’re not like, ‘I feel like Beyoncé should get 23 percent less money than Jay-Z. Also, I don’t think Beyoncé should have the right to vote and why is Beyoncé singing and dancing? Shouldn't she make Jay a steak?’”