‘Feminists’ and ‘gender experts’ are up in arms over actress Kirsten Dunst’s comments about gender roles in a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK. After stating, “you need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman,” Dunst has been called everything from “kind of dumb” to an “insufferable person” by female writers around the web.
In the May cover story, Dunst opens up about the subject of gender to the magazine:
"I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued," she says. "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 armor. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work…"
“Can you imagine? What a buffoon to think that women could stay home and take care of their kids if they wanted to,” Pat joked on radio this morning. “We all know it's far better for your kids to be raised at a daycare by strangers. We know that. That's proven, right? The debate is over on that. So shut up, Kirsten. You buffoon. How stupid.”
As TheBlaze reported, Dunst’s comments touched off a bit of a firestorm. Jezebel writer Erin Gloria Ryan called the actress “kind of dumb” in an article published earlier this month.
“I’m not going to couch this much because Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it,” Ryan wrote, “just as I wouldn’t be surprised if Gloria Steinem sucked at convincingly and heartbreakingly playing a mysterious oversexed teen who kills herself in a Sofia Coppola movie.”
“Who is paid to write about gender theory,” Pat asked sincerely.
Uproxx’s Stacy Ritzen, meanwhile, believes Dunst is an “insufferable person,” and she laid out her deep-seated hatred for the actress in an article entitled “Kirsten Dunst Thinks That Women Should Know Their Place Is In The Home.”
“Luckily, my hate for the most part has been not completely unwarranted, because over the years Kirsten Dunst has continued to be somewhat of an insufferable person, as evidenced by this interview she recently gave with Harper’s Bazaar, in which she has some Very Important Opinions on gender roles,” Ritzen explained. “So, I guess my marriage is doomed to fail because I don’t have kids and write d**k jokes for a living and my husband is more of a cat person than a dog person. THANKS, KIRSTEN DUNST.”
The vitriol is simply astounding.
“She made a point about [if] women choose to be women,” Stu concluded. “And that's too far over the line.”