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My message to all men is that you have to kill pride. You’ve been taught that pride is a manly thing, that pride is a good thing. But the problem with pride is that it stops you from growth. When you’re so proud that you won’t change, you’ve got problems. Male pride causes wars; millions of people have died because of male pride, because one man would not back down. Male pride will say, “I’d rather blow up my whole family than have everyone look at me as though I’ve lost.” That is so dangerous.

Terry Crews Reddit AMA Talks Feminism And The All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’

“Terry Crews won our hearts over last fall when he spoke on redefining manhood and letting go of our egos at the What Makes A Man Conference in Toronto.

On Thursday, the author, former football player, current muscular body of Old Spice ads, and actor of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” took part of a Reddit Ask Me Anything series.

One Reddit user SoltanPill asked Crews what he thought of Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy recently being cast in the new “Ghostbusters” film (which has received some backlash online from male bloggers). Crews responded with the most perfect answer:

“OH! I LOVE KRISTEN! And you know what? First of all, as a card-carrying feminist, I am a BIG feminist, anytime I see women being stars - the stars that they should be, and being featured, and being highlighted, it makes my heart happy.

Because it’s long overdue. Women are great, and funny, and amazing, and smarter than men - for real! - and it’s a reboot that needs to happen. There are SO many good things about that, what can I say? It’s going to be a HIT. And GO LADIES! I’m with you! I can’t wait to make the premiere!”

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My message to all men is that you have to kill pride. You’ve been taught that pride is a manly thing, that pride is a good thing. But the problem with pride is that it stops you from growth. When you’re so proud that you won’t change, you’ve got problems. … When you kill that pride, instantly, you become a better person, because now you’re listening. Now you don’t know it all. Now you’re humble. Now you can grow and get smarter.
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Terry Crews, the Feminist: “Millions Have Died Because of Male Pride” [x]

In which Crews, a big strong male (also Brookyn Nine-Nine actor, former 6-season NFL player, and supporter of the Polaris Project) breaks down how to be an ally.