I don’t normally take much interest in what celebs say and do, but when the odd occurrence of a celeb saying something non-progressive happens, I do think it’s worth noting, esp. when they get flak for it…
The actress Kirsten Dunst ruffled a few feminist feathers by making the following comment in a magazine interview:
“I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,” she says. “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…”
[…] Kirsten Dunst clearly values what her mother did for her as a mother and doesn’t want it to be lost in the pursuit of female autonomy. She thinks too that heterosexual relationships are based on a distinction between the masculine and the feminine and that therefore it is better for men to retain something of the masculine role within relationships.