Matt Healy is an ardent humanist and feminist. He said: "The one responsibility I believe that I have, to rationalize this insane influx of attention I have acquired from teenage girls, is to stand up against ideas that promote inequality and to make a point of promoting ideas that galvanize a dialogue amongst young women about how important they are."
"[...] If I can help plant the seeds of women's rights, secularism, free conscience now, I can hopefully help to empower them mentally and make them know how to deal with things. I'm in a good position because they're so enamoured with my band that they actually listen. You can see the conversations happening, and it's positive."
"The empowerment of women maps directly onto the growth of secularism and the reduction of power of religion. And that's what I'm about." (Source of quote Crushable.com