(Closed) Kaley Cuoco not a feminist- FACE PALM

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Buzzing bee
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coffeedrinker:  Yep. It shows her ignorance on what the word feminist really means. Such a shame celebrities don’t become more informed before they spout off shit like that. I definitely lost any respect for her.

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Helper bee
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I’ve gotten to the point where when these things come up I just sigh and close the window. It’s just not one of those things where I can allow myself to get angry anymore, lest I be angry all the time.

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coffeedrinker:  Honestly until the Bee I didn’t realize there were so many perceptions of what a feminist was. Admittedly I came from the camp that believed feminists were angry, bra burning, man hating single women who had nothing better to do than complain. I thought wanting equal rights for all people was something that everyone should strive for, not just those who labeled themselves as feminists. Kaley Cuoco is a beautiful, successful woman. She probably hasn’t experienced discrimination, why should she say she has just because she’s female? You don’t have to be judgy or face palm-y over someone who doesn’t choose to label herself.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
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Shes just completely unaware of her privilege. Zero awareness or empathy- it’s embaressing.

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Bee Keeper
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coffeedrinker:  Didn’t see that, but TOTALLY agree.

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Sugar bee
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Isn’t feminism supposed to be all about choice? She can make her choices, you can make yours. Just because she happens to work in a field where she is talked about in the public space doesn’t mean she has to advocate for feminism.

I call myself a feminist, but I also recognize it’s a pretty fluid term, and there are a lot of women who wouldn’t agree with my definition of the word, and might even say I’m not actually a feminist. Maybe she has only ever known the stereotypical bra burning feminists, and just doesn’t identify with that. This seems to me like a chance for education, not condemnation.

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Sugar bee
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who is she anyways!?

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Sugar bee
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Aquaria:  you don’t have to have personally experienced discrimination to believe in equal rights for everyone. I’m not gay, but I support marriage equality. I’m a blonde white woman, but I believe no one should be discriminated against on the basis of race. Etc, etc. Likewise, I believe women deserve equal rights, and the same treatment and pay as men- which is essentially what feminism is about.

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MrsBuesleBee:  I agree- it shows zero empathy or awareness, and total self absorption 

 

ETA- it’s not so much the fact that she says she is not a feminist that irks me, more so her explanation and rationale. she seems to be saying that she only cares about issues that directly effect her, which seems incredibly selfish. 

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Worker bee

Feminism is about choices.  I don’t think anyone here is condemning her choices and her decisions, but she seems to have a skewed or a lack of understanding of what feminism means.  Does she not believe in equal rights – economically, politically, socially, and culturally?  Does she not believe in having choices and being able to make those choices without being judged?

Again, no one here is judging her choices, just pointing out she has NO clue what feminism means.  And yes I understand there are “different” definitions of feminism, and I agree it’s a fluid term, but at its basic definion, it just means equality – “to define, establish, and defend equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women.”

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Honey bee

On one hand, yeah that’s kind of a face palm-y thing to say- especially the part about never facing discrimination. All women have faced discrimination at some point. The problem is, some of these micragressions are so ingrained, we don’t even realize. 

On the other hand, if a woman doesn’t want to identify as a feminist, that’s her prerogative. As a fair,y staunch feminist, I wish people weren’t so afraid of the word and label BUT at the same time there are enough problems within the movement, I understand why some would not wish to be a part of it.

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WestCoastV:  What leads you to believe she’s not for equal rights? As PPs have said, feminism is a fluid term. Just because she doesn’t identify herself as a feminist doesn’t mean she advocates for inequality.

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Helper bee
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coffeedrinker:  I don’t identify with feminism, because it is still associated with male-bashing. I associate with equality for everyone on all levels. Doesn’t mean she isn’t supporting equal rights.

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Bumble bee

I agree that feminism is all about choice, and is a rather fluid term and I admit I didn’t read the article, but if her reason for not being a feminist is because she herself has not experienced gender inequality, I sort of liken those who don’t think racial equality is a big issue because they themselves have not been victim to racial inequality, or those who claim that the “white man” is the most racially profiled group out there because they are not on the recieiving end of things like affirmative action. We could say its a lack of education but I personally see it as putting on blinders to the world around her and being apathetic to those who paved the way for her to get to where she’s at. Can she have her opinion? Sure, but I dont have to agree and I do think she’s fairly ignorant about those who made it possible for her to be where she is; and more importantly have the OPTIONS she has in her life and lifestyle.

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