One Of Hollywood’s Most Masculine Men Is Feminism’s New Best Friend (VIDEO)

While the world might finally be waking up to the fact that minorities and LGBT people don’t actually have equality in the eyes of the law, feminists are still the redheaded stepchildren in the quest for equality.

Sure, we still have a serious problem with racism in this country, as evidenced by Ferguson, Missouri and nearly every online conversation about it. We also have problems with homophobia, despite the fact that LGBT people are making legal advances across the country. But feminism is different.

While the word “racism” has been whitewashed to mean the acknowledgement of racism, the concept and the word are still alive and well in the vernaculars of those whom racism hurts the most. The very word “feminist” on the other hand, is shunned by those who should be embracing it – young women.

Many young women seem to think that the job was done by sisters past, despite the fact that we still have income inequality. Victims of domestic and sexual abuse are still blamed in the legal system. Young women want equality, but many think that feminism somehow hurts men – and women.

Imagine how refreshing it is to hear a retired pro football player and a successful actor talk about feminism and all it has to offer women and men. Terry Crews from the TV show Brooklyn 99 and Everybody Hates Chris is not just one of the most enlightened men I’ve heard speak on feminism, he’s one of the most enlightened people I’ve heard speak on the subject.

Crews even wrote a book on the subject, titled Manhood: How To Be A Better Man – Or Just Live With One. Crews spoke to Elamin Abdelmahmoud of What Makes A Man 2014 – Maps To Manhood Conference on the topic of feminism.

Here are some excerpts as transcribed by Jezebel:

About that dreaded word:

I think the big thing about feminism is that it scares men because, you know—the big deal is that people are scared of being controlled…I want to be clear that feminism is not saying “women are better than men.” That’s not what’s going on…What it is is that we’re talking about gender equality, true gender equality…but the problem is that men have always felt like they’re more valuable…I have been that guy where I felt I was more valuable than my wife and kids.

He even compares modern masculinity to the Taliban and ISIS:

…I’m living in the real world and you can drink the Kool-Aid all you want. A lot of guys love the Kool-Aid. The sports world is Kool-Aid world…You can do anything if [you win]…What happens is they win and they go, “You know that girl? She’s my trophy. I deserve that girl. In fact, she don’t even want to be with me, but I don’t care. I’m going to take it.” What kind of mindset is that? Never never never never never should that ever be accepted. That’s not “code.” That’s Taliban. That’s ISIS.

On men accepting feminism:

I kind of relate it to slavery. Or even civil rights. Let’s not even go back to slavery, let’s go to civil rights—the people who were silent at the lunch counters, when it was the black lunch counter and the white one or the schools were segregated…and you were quiet. You were accepting it. Same thing with men right now. If you don’t say anything, you are, by your silence—it’s acceptance. I’m not going to be silent.

Here’s the awesome video – definitely worth a listen: