Recently Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, America’s sweetheart and star of The Big Bang Theory, has been called out and criticized by a comment she made during an interview with Redbook. The Big Bang star was asked if she considers herself a feminist.
“Is it bad if I say no? It’s not really something I think about. Things are different now, and I know a lot of the work that paved the way for women happened before I was around… I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that’s because I’ve never really faced inequality. I cook for Ryan five nights a week: It makes me feel like a housewife; I love that.”
Try as I might, I cannot see anything wrong with her words. What’s the big deal? Why does it matter to anyone how Penny from The Big Bang Theory feels about feminism? This is still a free country, after all, and we are each entitled to our own opinion.
I don’t consider myself a feminist, either. Of course, as women we deserve to have equal rights, but my theory is that it’s done more harm than good. Yes, women should have the option to work. These days, however, it’s become so mainstream that ladies are forced to seek employment to make ends meet. Even those who would much rather stay home and raise their children.
The Big Bang Theory actress says that, in the Redbook interview, her words were taken out of context.
“It was a three-and-a-half-hour conversation, and we had two sentences taken out. That was what I was saying before this whole Redbook debacle. If I could say all the words I wanted to, it was really meaning that as independent as I am — and I’ve made a career on my own without a man — I love being a wife. I love cooking for my husband. I feel like I have it all.”
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting felt so bad due to all the negative comments and criticism, some that were needlessly hurtful, that she took to Instagram to apologize. I find it sad that The Big Bang Theory star felt the need to defend her opinions. I just don’t understand the theory that everyone should share the beliefs of the majority. And when did the love of caring for your family become taboo?
Do you think Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was wrong to air her honest feelings? Or do you side with The Big Bang Theory celebrity?
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