Adele: “I’m a Feminist”

shutterstock_98750165In case you needed another reason to love Adele, she offered one in a recent interview.

While making the publicity rounds for her forthcoming album, 25, due out Nov. 20, the Grammy- and Academy Award-winning singer sat down with Rolling Stone to talk life, music, motherhood and more. And while she might not be aware that there’s a celebrity feminist movement afoot, she’s definitely on board. Reports the magazine:

Adele has been so busy the past few years that she’s only faintly aware of the newfound prominence of feminism in the pop-cultural discourse. “If there’s a movement, that’s great,” she says. “Who’s doing it? Will you ask me if I’m a feminist? I don’t think many men in interviews get asked if they’re feminist.”

I don’t ask the question, but she wants to answer anyway. “I’m a feminist,” she says, sipping wine. “I believe that everyone should be treated the same, including race and sexuality.” She recalls not being taken seriously in business meetings full of men, of encountering an attitude of “what do you know?” “It’s like, ‘Well, I’m the fucking artist,’ ” she says, sitting up straighter in her chair. “ ’So I fucking know everything, actually! Like, don’t fucking talk down to me!'”

Adele joins a cast of other stars who have claimed the f-word and spoken up for women’s rights. Take at look at a few of our favorite celebrity feminist moments in the slideshow below.

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