Charlize Theron: is a proud feminist

Actress said she used to shy away from the term feminist, but she can now admit it proudly. Reportedly, "I'm proud to say that I am a feminist," Theron said. "I remember always saying being a feminist meant a different thing to everybody. And I would apologise for it. And I had to ask, why was that? Why couldn't I just say, 'Yes, I'm a feminist?'" Theron mentioned the flap over The Huntsman: Winter’s War, for which she demanded and got equal pay (over $10 million) to co-star . "I am in a position where I could put my foot down and say, I want equal pay to my male co-star, who I had billed another movie with. We were doing a sequel, we had done it together, why not?" The actress feels it is easy to link the demand for equal pay and movements like #MeToo directly to its legacy. "The amount of traction and the amount of women who are being empowered by other women to step forward and actually speak their truth, I know in my life I've never seen anything like that," said Theron.