OITNB star Matt McGorry just got a matching tattoo with his dad. Of a uterus.

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You probably know actor Matt McGorry from his role as Correctional Officer John Bennett on Orange Is the New Black or as Asher Millstone on How to Get Away With Murder, but what you may not know is he’s the perfect man.

McGorry is the ideal male feminist, a title he has now decided to wear on his sleeve.

On Monday, the 30-year-old actor posted a photo on Twitter of he and his father showing off matching uterus tattoos at the Golden Probes, a satirical event that honours “outstanding achievement in the fields of sexism and anti-choice extremism”.

“My dad and I are . Matching uterus tats at the LA screening of -“awarding” mens’ sexism about repro rights,” he wrote.

The tattoo may be temporary but McGorry’s feminism is definitely not.


McGorry is an unapologetic, outspoken feminist dreamboat, or as he describes himself in his Twitter bio, an “activist and intersectional feminist”.

And he means that. In the past he’s written an essay for Cosmopolitan on what it’s like to become a feminist.

He appeared in a video with Amber Rose about slut shaming.

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He fundraised for pro-choice group NARAL

And Tweeted and Instagramed regularly about women’s issues.

He has gotten behind the Free The Nipple movement.

Hi. This is a photo of me from my bodybuilding years, circa 2010. And these are the nipples of @mileycyrus and @chrissyteigen (I hope you don't mind me borrowing them!) from their Instagram posts that were removed due to the dangerousness of their visible female nips. Can’t you tell by how perverse my photo has become without my asexual male nippies? Sarcasm. If you're new to the #FreeTheNipple movement (like I am!) let me tell you what I think I understand about it. The banning of women's nipples may sound normal or even inconsequential as you think, "well, women's nipples are more sexual than men's nipples”. But that’s not some scientific fact. It’s because of how our society so heavily sexualizes women. And it should be up to the individual woman to decide if she wants to show them, just like men have the choice. Part of the stand of #FreeTheNipple is about the right of women to claim what their breasts and nipples mean to THEM, and not have that be defined by how men and much of society decides what their boobies mean. At this point, if you’re still clinging to the notion of “well, that’s just the way it’s been,” then you might reconsider thinking of yourself as a rational and progressive person. If you have breasts, you might think, “I’m not interested in showing my niplets on social media or in public,” in which case you should feel free to keep ‘em swaddled! But shouldn’t you support the freedom of CHOICE of the INDIVIDUAL woman to do this even if YOU don’t want to? Like, even if you’d never be interested in joining a protest, wouldn’t you think it’s important to have the CHOICE to be able to legally protest, if one so chooses? The answer is yes. You might be thinking to yourself, there are way more important issues out there than women being able to expose their bumpy buttons whenever men can. But it’s not just about getting an even tan; it’s one piece of the puzzle of creating deep change in the way our society objectifies women and creates these different standards for men and women (and other genders). At the heart of it, it’s simply about gender equality and equal rights. – #FreeTheNipple and photoshop newbie

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And while he might not always get it right, it’s more than apparent he’s trying and is open to learning.

He is, as the kids might say, a ‘woke bae’.


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