Joseph Gordon-Levitt Uses the F-Word

This post first appeared on The Sisterhood blog at the Forward.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt used the f-word, and he used it about himself… and we couldn’t be prouder.

The actor and director (and lip syncer extraordinaire) called himself a feminist while recently shmoozing with Ellen DeGeneres.

The last thing he wants is for people to confuse him with the title character in his recent film, “Don Jon,” about “a guy who sees the whole world, and especially women, as things more than people, as objects of consumption,” as he explained to the talk show host.

Gordon-Levitt, 32, credits his mother, Jane Gordon, who once ran for US Congress on a progressive party ticket and is a founder (together with the actor’s father) of the Progressive Jewish Alliance, for shaping his feminist outlook. “…My mom would always point out to my brother and me that our culture does often sort of portray, women as objects,” he recounted.

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© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.
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