I don’t understand why everyone is mad at Kirsten Dunst. I agree with her. My husband’s job is to work and provide for our family. My job is to stay home with my baby and to the housework and the cooking. I mean, c’mon, I’m the one who lactates. And there’s no way in hell I’m letting my baby be taken care of by strangers. I don’t understand why it’s bad to embrace traditional gender roles. Isn’t that the point of feminism? To let people do what makes THEM happy?
No. That is not the point of feminism. The point of feminism is to end systematic gender inequality.
People having the freedom to choose how to express their gender is one aspect of that. If you WANT to primarily be a nurturer or a stay at home parent, that’s fine. It’s fine for men to do that as well. And non-binary folks.
Now, what Dunst said is “I’m sorry, You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work.”
WHAT statement is INCREDIBLY transphobic, binarist, AND homophobic. The idea that men MUST fulfill traditionally masculine roles and women MUST fulfill traditionally feminine roles, and that is “why relationships work” is such laughably 1950’s heteronormative reasoning, I’m amazed anyone is defending it.