It’s time to wave the feminism flag. Because apparently praising valuable role of women as nurturers means you want to go back to the days when it was supposedly okay to beat women, deny them voting rights, and keep them from getting a job. So naturally, we should be out for Kirsten Dunst’s head.
In the U.K. edition of Harpers Bazaar magazine (let us all nod and pretend we have the slightest inkling what that is), Kirsten Dunst made some “controversial” comments. What was so controversial? See for yourself:
“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.”
Can’t you just feel the bigotry and sexism oozing from the pages? No? Well, you can at least see it, right? No?
Old-fashioned, woman-hating bigot.
I’m not going to bore you with a long, drawn-out exposition on the incompatible attributes of feminism and Christianity. I will admit that there are some valuable traits of the inception of feminism. Women should have the right to vote. They should be able to get a job. However, God created two sexes for a reason. The feminine and the masculine are beautiful the way God created them. God also created roles for each of these.
“And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” – Titus 2:4-5
“But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” – 1 Timothy 5:8
God clearly has roles for each of these genders. They are beautiful. They are both to be valued. Neither role is more important than the other. If both are masculine (and the modern feminism movement is pushing for a more masculine woman), and you don’t have the feminine nurturing presence in the home, it’s not the same. The home doesn’t work like it was designed to.
So why criticize Kirsten Dunst for this statement? I don’t know what she’s like as a person. I don’t know if she has a faith of any kind, or what her beliefs are. But I know that her statements were in line with scripture, promoting values that are at least mutual. The response? She must be stupid, according to feminist Erin Gloria Ryan:
“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.”
So because someone values women for their unique traits that are either not found in men or often found lacking in men, then she’s obviously unintelligent and ignorant in regards to gender.
Let’s forget about the fact that she is a woman. No. She doesn’t know anything. Only someone who’s bought the propaganda from modern feminism is intelligent in regards to this topic.
I applaud her for having the guts to say this in a magazine interview. She probably knew this was going to happen. It takes guts to speak truth when you know a backlash is going to come as a result. May we have the same courage.