As mentioned above, in order for feminism to achieve all of its goals, it needs men.
Sadly, it can be difficult for men to label themselves feminist or even feminist allies. Not only do they suffer the same stigma that female feminists endure, but they also receive a heavy dose of skepticism from many women.
But fortunately, there are (and have been), a number of men who agree with the feminist ideals and have been loud and proud about it.
Parker Pillsbury: 19th century American minister, abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.
Jimmy Carter: The 39th U.S. President has spent the years since his presidency advocating human rights, particularly those of women. "I am convinced that discrimination against women and girls is one of the world's most serious, all-pervasive and largely ignored violations of basic human rights."
John Stuart Mill: 19th century English philosopher and co-author (along with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill), of The Subjection of Women.
David Cameron: The current U.K. prime minister was asked if he was a feminist, in reply he said, "...if that means equal rights for women, then yes. If that is what you mean by feminist, then yes, I am a feminist."
William Shakespeare: Although it's impossible to say for certain, because he was around long before feminism was conceived, if his female characters are anything to go by, Shakespeare certainly didn't think women were inferior to men.
John Legend: The singer, songwriter and actor has this to say on the subject, "All men should be feminists. If men care about women's rights, the world will be a better place."
Dalai Lama: In 2009, during his International Freedom Award acceptance speech, the Dalai Lama said, "I call myself a feminist. Isn't that what you call someone who fights for women's rights?"