Comedian, Aziz Ansari, of Parks & Recreation fame, has his Emma Watson moment. And he nails it.
Now—in the above video—Aziz Ansari becomes the latest Hollywood star to hold court on feminism. His appearance on David Letterman is chock full of wonderful nuggets like this:
If you look up feminist in the dictionary it just means someone who believes that men and women have equal rights . . . But . . . that word is so weirdly used in our culture now people think feminist means, like, some women is gonna start yellin’ at him. . . .
So I feel like if you do believe that, if you believe that men and women have equal rights, if someone asks you if you are a feminist, you have to say yes. Because that is how words work.
Like, you can’t be like, “Oh yeah I’m a doctor that does primary diseases of the skin.”
“Oh so you’re a dermatologist?”
“Oh no that’s way too aggressive of a word. Not at all. Not at all.”
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