Recently, in an interview with Harper's Bazaar UK, actress Kirsten Dunst, best known for her role as Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, made some comments that have enraged feminists and "21st century women" around the world. In the interview, she said:
"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 mom created."
Well I suppose that a woman having her own opinion is okay as long as it's the opinion of a large group of other women, right? It's only okay to think for yourself when you're thinking with everyone else, right?
Quite frankly, the outrage over this is ridiculous. It's absolutely ridiculous. Why can't a woman believe in gender roles in this day and age? Why is that a bad thing? I believe that if a woman wants to have a career, she should have a career. If a woman wants to be a mother, she should be a mother. Further outrage was sparked when Dunst said:
"I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s how relationships work."
I guess I come from this radical minority that believes that people should be able to think for themselves. Feminism in the modern age is totally hypocritical that way. They say that women should be independent from men and then demand that all women who have any self respect follow that code. Why is it wrong for some women to have careers and some to be mothers? I don't understand.
She's not saying that men are more important than women, and she's not saying that women are more important than men. She's trying to insinuate that they play different roles in the relationship, and there's nothing wrong with thinking that. It doesn't make either gender inferior or superior to the other. That's just the way that the feminists want to spin it.
So I guess Dunst is betraying the cause of equality by thinking for herself. Terrific.