Because it is ridiculous to say you're not a feminist, isn't it?
‘It’s a really ridiculous thing to say you’re not a feminist.’ So says Kristen Stewart, and we couldn’t agree more.
The Camp X-Ray actress is the latest Hollywood star to be asked about her stance on feminism and what she had to say was simple, to the point and completely true.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, about her new movie projects (for the record, she’s soon going to be hitting a screen near you in a trio of indie films, Clouds of Sils Maria, Still Alice and Camp X-Ray), she touched on the topic of gender equality.
‘It’s a really ridiculous thing to say you’re not a feminist. That’s such a strange thing to say, isn’t it? Like, what do you mean?’ she said about women who say they aren’t feminists. ‘Do you not believe in equality for men and women? I think it’s a response to overly-aggressive types. There are a lot of women who feel persecuted and go on about it, and I sometimes am like, “Honestly, just relax, because now you’re going in the other direction.”‘
Clearly on a bit of roll, K-Stew didn’t stop there, moving onto the much-debated issue of male dominance in Hollywood.
‘In America, there are way more male filmmakers than female ones, and they want to tell more masculine stories. Most of our great films that we’re proud of, you’ve got Bob De Niro, Jack Nicholson, and the bravado is overwhelming. And that’s still going on,’ she said.
‘I read a million scripts and people say I choose my scripts carefully, but it’s just so obvious when the role is different, and complex, and not some typical, archetypal girl, because they’re so rare. Not to sound cliché, but it’s a male-dominated and driven business.’
Not that it bothers Kristen, she is so is up for the fight. ‘But that’s OK, because it’s fun to be the underdog,’ she said. ‘That’s a thing that women have to do – you must persevere. That’s what we’ve been doing. You need to make something that’s undeniably good. If a woman makes a bad movie, or does something stupid, then the door just slams shut. It’s fucked up.’
Well said, K-Stew.