Kristen Dunst is under attack from feminists because of a comment she made about traditional gender roles. She wasn’t suggesting what women should or shouldn’t do. Dunst was promoting or condemning anyone. You would realize that based on the barrage of attacks she’s received.
In an article for Bazaar Dunst said this.
“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 mum created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work…”
Here’s a few feminists comments amount Dunst.
• Erin Gloria Ryan stated, “Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it.”
• Elle Magazine tweeted that Dunst “has some funny ideas about what a relationship should be like.”
• Colleen Nika at Refinery29 wrote, “Kirsten Dunst has shared her thoughts on gender roles in a relationship — and we’re kind of wishing she hadn’t.”
• Writer Ariane Sommer bashed it as “regressing to a 1950s archetype of womanhood.”
• Uproxx called her “an insufferable person” who “thinks that women should know their place is in the home.”
• Finally, beauty website The Gloss called her interview “messed up.”
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women’s rights activist and critic of Islam. Ali was supposed to receive an Honorary Degree from Brandeis University until men from the Islamic religion complained to Brandeis. Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said Hirsi Ali — who renounced her Muslim faith in her 30s after undergoing genital mutilation and forced marriage — has a bias against all Muslims and not just extremists.
Nihad Awad, the national head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). He launched a letter of protest at Brandeis president Fredrick Lawrence, accusing Hirsi Ali of wrong thoughts and evil words. Giving her an award, he wrote, would be like “promoting the work of white supremacists and anti-Semites.”
That was rich. Awad has publicly supported Hamas (which is anti-Semitic) and Hezbollah, the terrorist arm of the Teheran Holocaust deniers. Not only that: He actually accused Ali of threatening the entire Muslim world with violence. The demand to rescind the award was backed by almost a quarter of the Brandeis faculty.
The President of Brandies University is Frederick Lawrence. An expert in hate crimes law who received his law degree from Yale, served on the Boston University faculty for 17 years before moving on to GW, and was BU’s associate dean of students from 1996 to 1999. His book, “Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes Under American Law,” was published by Harvard University Press in 1999. In 2009 he edited one of five volumes of the treatise “Responding to Hate Crime.”
If the feminists get this worked up over a fairly simple comment by Dunst why aren’t they standing up to major attacks on women’s rights like Brandeis’ Withdrawal of Honorary Degree over Islam criticism?