Fellow Hollywood starlets, take notes! During an interview where she discusses her up and coming role in Camp X-Ray, Kristen Stewart let share her thoughts on the whole disassociation with the word “feminist” in Hollywood. Check out what the indie actress turned Bella Swan turned back indie actress had to say below:
I know what you mean. That’s such a strange thing to say, isn’t it? Like, what do you mean? 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.” Sometimes, the loudest voice in the room isn’t necessarily the one you should listen to. By our nature alone, think about what you’re saying and say it—but don’t scream in people’s faces, because then you’re discrediting us.
Relating it to my one little avenue, people say, “If you want to make it in the film industry as a woman, you have to be a bitch.” No, you are going to ruin any chance you have and give us a bad name. It’s the overcompensation to where our generation goes, “Relax,” because it’s been easier for us, and because we don’t have as much of the anger, so it’s like we can’t get behind it and it’s a bit embarrassing. But that being said, it’s a really ridiculous thing to say you’re not a feminist.
So sure, we can sit here and disagree with some of the points Stewart makes in this statement. Yes, I am not a fan regarding the “you have to be a bitch,” comment. But really we would just be nip picking for no real reason than to nip pick. What we, and this regards both genders, should take from this statement is that there should be no shame or fear in being associated with being a feminist. Do you believe in equality for men and women? Well then you are a freaking feminist!
It is very refreshing after seeing many female celebrities try to ignore the feminist question or tip-toe around it, to have new and young female and male celebrities on Team Feminism!
It is just a word people, no need for it to scare you!