Kirsten Dunst’s stance on gender roles is driving some self-described feminists up the wall. But do many women agree with her?
In a related report by The Inquisitr, one of our own female writers agrees that Kirsten Dunst is allowed to like her knights in shining armor.
After speaking to Harper’s Bazaar UK, Dunst drew some criticism for these comments:
“I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking — it’s a valuable thing my mum created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work.”
Erin Gloria Ryan of Jezebel was quick to throw insults in Dunst’s direction:
“I’m not going to couch this much because Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it, just as I wouldn’t be surprised if Gloria Steinem sucked at convincingly and heartbreakingly playing a mysterious oversexed teen who kills herself in a Sofia Coppola movie.”
But other women like Emily Hulsey of the Independent Journal Review believe the differing politics of conservatives and progressives explains the difference in reaction:
“True equality is a woman living her own life how she chooses in freedom from coercion. Those women who complain of men being domineering and oppressive also tend to be in favor a huge, controlling state. That’s ideologically incoherent.”
Other celebrities and people on Twitter have come out in defense of Kirsten Dunst:
Hi @KirstenDunst: FWIW, NEVER apologize to the mob!
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) April 15, 2014
Oh lay off @kirstendunst you angry shrieking feminist harpies.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 15, 2014
Hey @kirstendunst sorry that feminists are mad that you like being a woman & like your man to be manly. Doesn’t seem odd to me.
— Chris Loesch (@ChrisLoesch) April 15, 2014
— Sergio Michel (@SMichelMusic) April 15, 2014
Do you agree with Kirsten Dunst in regards to gender roles and traditional feminism?