Don’t call Kirsten Dunst a feminist! The actress opened up about gender roles in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. The 31-year-old’s comments on relationships between men and women are causing a bit of an uproar!
“I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,” she told the magazine. “We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking â€“ itâ€™s a valuable thing my mom created.”
The Midnight Special star, who has been dating actor Garrett Hedlund since the Sundance Film Festival in January 2012, argues that finding a manly man is necessary.
“And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour,” continued Dunst, whose exes include Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, and Justin Long. “Iâ€™m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. Thatâ€™s how relationships work.”
Naturally, her comments have stirred up controversy on the Internet. Sites like Jezebel and Uproxx have bashed Dunst’s comments.
â€œKirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it,â€ Jezebel writer Erin Gloria Ryan wrote.
I understand what Kirsten was saying, and I don’t think she’s wrong. I agree with her – and think people need to not get their panties in a wad over such stupid things. It’s her opinion, who cares?