The 2017 ESSENCE Festival performer says he's not a fan of guys who wait until becoming fathers of daughters to care about equal rights for women.
Multi-talented entertainer John Legend has long been someone who has used his platform as a celebrity to bring awareness to some of the many social issues plaguing our communities and now he’s weighing in with some keen advice about men taking a stand for women’s rights.
Taking to his personal Instagram page earlier this week, the Grammy Award-winning singer, actor, producer and activist put his support behind a new initiative from the MAKERS organization called “MAKERS men.” He used the moment to urge his fellow men not to wait until they had daughters to get involved in the fight for women’s rights.
“I don’t like when guys are like, “Oh, I have a daughter now so, now I care about women’s rights,” he says in the IG video clip. A proud new father himself, John went on to say that while it’s a great gesture, men should really be feminists regardless of whether or not they have daughters.
Given that most men have at least a mother, aunt, sister, wife, girlfriend, niece or some othe female figure in their lives long before they even become fathers, we couldn’t agree with John’s comments more.
Be sure to grab your tickets to see John Legend light up the stage, alongside more of the biggest names in music, at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July.
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