Bradley Cooper Muses About the Patriarchy, Gives Us One More Reason to Love Him

Move over, Feminist Ryan Gosling.

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Bradley Cooper has a lot of feminist musings to impart on the world, so please listen up. To celebrate the DVD release of Joy, the actor chatted about working on films with complicated female leads (hi, Jennifer Lawrence), being raised by strong women, and #ThePatriarchy. (Spoiler alert: we love him.)

"I have been lucky that I've been in movies where the female characters have been very complicated and strong, women who are forces to be reckoned with," Bradley said, prompting everyone to immediately swoon. 

"Look, there is still misogyny; it is a fact that we have grown up in a patriarchal society and we can't escape it," he continued. "But that said, when I was growing up, in our family everybody was fending for themselves around the dinner table. We were a family who argued at the table about whatever topic was going on and I loved it."

Bradley also said his family dynamic influenced the way he thinks about gender equality: "I had a strong father and I have a strong mother and sister. So there was never that disparity between male and female and who gets the podium."

So, everyone is just like *dreamy sigh* now, right?

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.