Advocacy · Feminism

Top 5 Celebrity Chicks that Rock My World

Women don’t give enough props to other women. I crush on girls all. the. time. It’s got nothing to do with sexuality, get your small minds out of the gutter. It’s everything to do with seeing attractive qualities in another. Sometimes they are qualities I wish I had. Sometimes I just think, wow, girl you are fierce!  This is just my celebrity list. One day I might get to my internet pseudo-celebrity list, just not today.

So in no particular order….

Ashley Judd

JUDD 2014

I don’t care what you say, this woman is EXCEPTIONAL. I first fell in love with Ashley Judd, not as a starlet, but for her political activism.  It was love at first sight when I heard her speak at the March for Women’s Lives in 2004. She blew me away then and I think she’s still a stunning example of a feminist activist. I certainly hope she runs for Senate in Kentucky in 2014. I would move there just to vote for her!

Jenny McCarthy

Jenny McCarthy

My crush on Jennie goes back to MTV’s first dating programming, Singled Out with Chris Hardwick. I loved how a blonde could have such sharp whit and humor. Yes, she was a playboy bunny, but even playing the part of bimbo co-host she was intelligent and hysterical.  I love her even more for her heart felt activism. Regardless of the vaccination debate, Jenny put awareness for autism-spectrum children on the map. She’s goofy, she’s gorgeous, she’s determined and she’s a fierce momma bear.

Rachel Maddow

I want to be besties with Rachel Maddow SO BADLY

My husband is a financial advisor. He’s got the news on 24/7. Every night I would come home to Rachel. As background noise, it drove me crazy. When I actually started listening to her she catapulted up the girl crush list. She’s liberal, she’s gay and she’s unapologetic for her beliefs. She’s an outspoken feminist.  She’s not simply a TV personality on MSNBC. The woman is SMART. She has a Ph.D in Philosophy from Oxford. Oh and she’s a dog lover.

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda – circe 1950-60 something.

When I was a kid, I remember my father hating her. He was a Viet Nam Vet, and used to call her GI Jane. I never got it.  I just knew she was the lady on my mom’s exercise videos. When I grew up, went to college and got more than a high school history lesson on the Viet Nam war, I understood it….but I didn’t agree with it.  Her activist resume is extensive and I just love her because she’s an opinionated, mouthy broad with class. (Confession: I own a VHS copy of Barbarella).

Tina Fey

Ms Bossypants.

She had me at SNL with her humor. She kept me with her book, Bossypants.  From one bossypants to another, I got it. I have so much respect for a woman who does more than make it in a seriously male dominated industry.

Honorable mentions go to:
Jada Pinket Smith
Julia Stiles
Janeane Garafolo
Geena Davis
Reese Witherspoon
Hilary Swank

My list seems to make it apparent, I like the funny, feminist ladies!

Who do you celebrity girl crush on?

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