Madeleine Albright & Kerry Washington Are The White House Correspondents' Dinner's Ultimate Feminist Team
The night is young, but we may have already seen one of the best feminist pairings anyone could ask for — Madeleine Albright and Kerry Washington net at the White House Correspondents' Dinner red carpet and the photos are just as amazing as you'd expect. Ali Dukakis of ABC News tweeted that, as she escorted the Scandal actress down the red carpet, they were briefly held up for basically the best reason in the world — Albright wanted to say hello to Washington and give her a hug. They posed for several pics together and seeing the two high-profile feminists together is one of the reasons the White House Correspondents' Dinner is so great — it brings together people from every industry.
Albright and Washington work in different worlds, but they have one important thing in common — they're both outspoken feminists and advocates for gender equality. Albright is best known for her now-famous quote that "there's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women," which according to The Cut she has said on numerous occasions (recently, she used it controversially when encouraging women to vote for Hillary Clinton, for which she later apologized in an editorial for The New York Times ). But both Albright and Washington have shared plenty of empowering words of wisdom. That's why they're the ultimate dream team at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
In 2015, Washington was given GLAAD's Vanguard Award and gave an inspiring speech about standing for equality in all forms, which you can watch below.
Albright would no doubt agree with Washington's amazing speech, because she, too, has been a long-time advocate for LGBT rights and gender equality. It's no surprise that she was so psyched to see Washington on the red carpet.