She us right if what she means is guys appreciate women who know how to act like
a woman. She is wrong to say this is undervalued. Men really do appreciate
Now an even bigger Kirsten Dunst fan.
I believe she is right on, femininity is undervalued, most so by feminists. The
feminist movement is mostly teaching women to be men, to act like men and do
things the way men have done them. Being feminine is an awesome quality and
should be valued in and of itself. Woman should not try to be like men and men
should not try to be like women. We should complement each other and can each
provide things the other may not be able to. I am all for equality for women,
but equality is not sameness. I woman can receive equal pay and still be a
woman without having to try and act or dress or talk like a man. I respect and
revere true womanhood, a woman who is a woman and feminine. That does not make
her weak at all, but stronger.
Isn't it interesting how so many people put down someone who expresses a
contrary view - especially when that person is showing strength by going against
the vocal minority. I applaud Kirsten Dunst for standing up for her
non-politically-correct viewpoint. Almost 40 years ago there were those who
predicted this type of put-down by feminists - and the feminists laughed the
idea was suggested. Will it take another 40 years to find something similar
happening with the predictions of where things are going? I see only one saving
grace today - the Prophet is warning us that the work is hastening.
Isn't it funny when someone dares question or challenge views supported by
the right it's "targeting" heaven forbid someone dare question
"A Jezebel writer said Dunst is an "actress and blonde who looks good in
clothes" and is "not paid to write gender theory, so it shouldn't
surprise anyone that she's kind of dumb about it," according to
Connell."Anti-feminism says it is OK for women to view men as
sexual conquests like (some) men do to women.Feminism says that men
and women should respect one another as people.Anti-feminism is good
for business. If you are in certain businesses you can exploit (attractive)
women as sex objects and you can pretend that you are liberal.
@David Mohr: Agreed...Dunst is put down when expressing opposition to the gays
and feminists. They are the ones exhibiting bigotry and intolerance. It's
David Mohr, I agree with your statements. That is the key here- the
feminists who speak out are the 'vocal minority'. The truth is that
most women still agree with Kirsten Dunst, that they want to stay home while
their kids are growing up. Unfortunately, a lot of families can not afford to
lose that second income and maintain quality of life.
I echo a term used by another commenter above. "Vocal Minority" I am not
saying we need to ignore any minorities. Bt I think that majorities should also
express their views too so that we do not, in essence, hand over the tiller to
the "vocal Minority" just because they have grabbed it. I don't
know when having an opinion became a situation in which you are right or wrong,
but there is little tolerance given by the "vocal Minorities" to people
who have a different opinion.
Kirsten just stated the obvious. Feminists are the biggest woman haters in the
world. They hate everything that's good and beautiful about womanhood.
Why is it so hard to believe that a woman can be strong and feminine.Kudos for
Dunst. Women and men were made to compliment one another. Women are women and
men are men. How can you call it any different? Most women don't think like
men and most men don't think like women. That is just the way it is.I try to teach my granddaughters to dress like a woman, act like a women but
be strong enough to kick butt.
I've always been amazed at the attention people give to the utterances of
actors, actresses and other celebrities, as if being famous for one thing makes
them into general authorities on everything or being good at acting endows one
with special wisdom. What makes Ms. Dunst's opinion on femininity any more
correct than that of the lady next door or the woman who checked out my
groceries at the store?
I think I will start watching Dancing with the Stars so I can vote for Candace.
No controversy here. She said what she said, and nobody is planning a boycott.
I, for one, think she had every right to say what she did, and I support her 100
percent. Unfortunately, the few comments that were mentioned in the article
don't really say much about her opinions on other people; we seem to be
projecting our own biases onto her.
I personally believe that everyone is able to live however they want to live.
Why should a woman have to act like a submissive little child in reguards to her
male half? I personally find that concept disgusting; I want to have an equal
relationship with the man I love, not one where he controls everything.
I've had family who have gotten into that sort of relationship and
can't get out because they depend so heavily on the man, even though they
want to get out of the relationship. It's a dangerous thing to do; rely
entirely on a man. And I personally hate that idea. I'm currently after the
career of my dreams; I don't consider myself masculine or anti-feminist for
doing so; I want to do what I love. No "gender role" should get in the
way of that.
Sad and interesting how quickly other women are ready to shred her for her
comments. Still, worrying about what a writer for Jezebel wrote is like getting
worked up about something in The Onion. I'd give more credence to The
Onion article. Go Kirsten! My admiration for you has increased 10 fold.
Liberals love diversity of thought--until someone expresses an opinion with
which they disagree.
I think celebrities are "expected" to have liberal views because most of
Hollywood claims to be so politically correct. The irony is, most women in
Hollywood are paid to look and act feminine so the almighty dollar flows from
our pockets to watch them on the big screen. Even when Angelina Jolie (et al)
is saving the world, she still looks feminine doing it. So when a
celeb speaks out about something most would consider to be conservative, it is
note-worthy. At the very least, it gets her a little publicity because now
people are talking. Good for her to be strong enough to swim upstream!
Good to see the 1970's haven't disappeared. Unbelievable
to see this old thing hashed over again...out of nowhere. What came
out of the feminist movement is that women have the opportunity to live their
lives like they want to now. They have choices. Those choices can be limited
or dictated by circumstances such as budgets and life choices but they pretty
much can do as they choose.It's objectionable to see anyone
criticize the choice of someone else without acknowledging the value of choice.
A Jezebel writer said commented that because K.Dunst is a blond actress who
looks good in clothes is unqualified/dumb to have an OPINION. having an opinion
and a job used to be the sign of the "feminist" movement. the f.MOVEMENT
seems to only espouse gay lifestyle, non-typical sexual behavior. what does blog
writer do for a living ? what is he/she paid for doing and accomplishing ? her
qualificaTIONS to blog an opinion which is better/more correct than that of
dunst ? BESIDE giving her opinion For Free. don'k know dunst, never seen
her on the screen, and don't care. except for the self-righteous bigots who
disparage people of other ideas/conditions (may i allude to color, to
opposite-gender attraction, choosing to stay at home and rear children and
create a home, sacrifice education ?) the f.MOVEMENT. is hardly feminist at all,
rather, dike-like focused on money, power, influence, and nothing abt
femininity. just the movement !
"Liberals love diversity of thought--until someone expresses an opinion with
which they disagree."
Good for her. Now that gender is legally dead (or will be in a few months, once
the courts are finished), maybe we can start being honest again about its
character as a human good.
Feminists are nothing but a subset of the bleeding-heart knee-jerk liberal
PC-pines.All they want to do is be dissatisfied, and ruin life for
the rest of us.I fail to understand why any right-thinking person
puts any stock in anything they say, rather than simply jeering them into
Kirsten Dunst is correct.Radical feminism, like other liberal
endeavors, has been destructive to our families, and our society. It has
belittled the role of men, and belittled the role of homemakers. Want to see
some angry, bitter people? Go find a radical feminist.
What in the world is a radical feminist Sven? Someone who wants the right to a
professional career if they choose, and then be paid fairly for it? Someone who
chooses not to have children, someone who wants to serve their country in the
military?Gotta tell ya, you make being a liberal look awful good.
Why are the Libs always so.....Bossy?
Kirsten spoke correctly. She was saying as it really is and did not put anyone
down. That remarks of people are putting her down is ridiculous and doesn't
help anyone. Gender does have their roles and when both understand it and apply
the best of each, things workout well. Nothing wrong with that as what it takes
to make something work, you apply that and that's what Kirsten was really
talking about. Hats off to Kirsten for standing up for the hard
working and stay-at-home women who value their being a mother and being there
for the kids and for their husbands if they have one. Meekness is a strength,
not a weakness. Submission has different meanings. She was talking about the
kind of submission that it takes to honor the spouse while the other spouse is
honoring the other in submission as well.
Holy cow!, a Hollywood star with a brain!Good for Kirsten Dunst!