Someone who addresses their views with an amount of passion is said to be standing on their soapbox.

In public places like London's Hyde Park individuals can advocate one cause or another. Some speakers in these public forums will bring a 'soapbox' to project their voice and to be seen by those who might cluster around.
If you would get off your soapbox for a minute, you'd hear what I have to say.
by what2 February 6, 2009
Refers to someone having the attention of others as they speak.

Comes from when, back in the day, people would stand on soap boxes in parks and give speeches.
He was out standing on the soapbox, bitching about how the world was unfair.
by Zach May 7, 2004
A pedistal. Used by our parents a lot.
The world is a bad place. I'll get off my soapbox now.
by Excrazymac May 6, 2004
A wooden crate used in shipment of soap.
Used by one who wishes to stand above others to give a speech.
see also soapboxing
The lunatic on the corner stood on a soapbox to tell us the world is ending.
by Chad Miller May 5, 2004
(n.) a downhill race for american children, where they design go-carts that have no steering, to get them used to the fact that american roads have no corners, and american cars cannot turn worth shit.
The soapbox derby is lame.
by Kung-Fu Jesus May 5, 2004
1. the scrotum (slang, uncommon)

2. the case that your soap arrived in from the factory
1. yo, yo' soapbox be all shrunk!

2. please hand me the soapbox so I can begin washing, kind sir.
by MPG May 6, 2004
A favourite pasttime among children is to build racers from junk found around the house and garage. Usually, crates used for carrying soap are used for the "bodies". So, a soapbox either refers to a crate used for carrying soap (wow) or the body of something young people drive about in.
I managed to put a MOON CANNON on my soapbox! I will beat you!
by Danbo Daxter May 5, 2004