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Aziz Ansari using a Beyoncé/Jay-Z analogy to explain feminism is gold

Explaining it in terms we can all understand.

LAST NIGHT, COMEDIAN Aziz Ansari appeared on Late Show with David Letterman. While sitting on the couch, he got to talking about feminism.

After clarifying that he is a feminist, Ansari turned to the audience and asked if there were any feminists in the crowd.

After the question elicited a relatively tepid round of applause, Ansari had this to say on people’s reluctance to self-identify as feminists:

Now, here’s the thing. There’s a lot of people that didn’t clap, but I don’t believe you. If you look up feminist in the dictionary, it just means someone who believes men and women have equal rights, and I feel like everyone here believes men and women have equal rights. If you do believe that men and women have equal rights, if someone asks if you’re a feminist, you have to say yes.

He then used this Beyoncé/Jay-Z analogy to really illustrate his point.

You’re feminist if you go to a Jay-Z and Beyoncé concert and you’re not like, ‘Hmm, I feel like Beyoncé should get 23% less money than Jay-Z. Also I don’t think that Beyoncé should have the right to vote and why is Beyoncé singing and dancing? Shouldn’t she make Jay a steak? I’m sure he’s very tired after walking and rapping those two songs.’


Watch the clip in its entirety below.

Source: Late Show with David Letterman/YouTube

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