Feminism has a notorious reputation in society with so much of the public misunderstanding its message. Feminists are viewed as man-hating, unattractive lesbians who want to bring you down about the ills of inequality while simultaneously laughing maniacally as they crush men to the ground. In turn, many women (and men) are then fearful to proudly wear the label and embrace a feminist identity. The issue of women’s rights is further undermined when popular public figures openly reject the feminist cause. Kaley Cuoco stated she is not a feminist and has never experienced inequality, Shailene Woodley wrongly interpreted feminism as discriminating against men and Lana Del Rey just thinks the subject is boring. Thankfully many progressive celebrities have countered the stigma and spoken positively and truthfully about feminism — redeeming the scarred word.