(Closed) Kaley Cuoco not a feminist- FACE PALM

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Post # 31
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Newbee

I won’t label myself as a feminist, only because of the connotation it has and how misunderstood the label is. But I do believe in equal rights. I think she just doesn’t want to be named a ‘bra-burning crazy woman’, so she is staying away from the whole feminism term in general.

Post # 32
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Helper bee
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Kassy:  I’m with you.

I believe in equality for all people, but I don’t call myself a feminist. Mostly because the only “acts” of feminism I see are online and that’s where it gets very agressive and crazy. People act much differently behind the safety of a computer screen than they do in person. I don’t think Kaley Cuoco is ignorant or doesn’t care, but not everyone has an activist heart, and that’s ok.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
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ilikeballet:  But it’s that attitude that perpetuates the stereotype. This is the Webster dictionary definition of feminism: the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. Any one who says they aren’t a feminist, but believes in equal rights is a hypocrite. The only way to change the perception is through education, and if smart women who believe in equal gender rights are ashamed to use the word feminist to describe themselves, there will never be progress.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
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coffeedrinker: Doubtless, though I doubt many celebrity men have to worry about this question and how it will play publicly. Personally I think we need more women (ordinary and extraordinary) unrepentantly self identifing, but I don’t think it is something that people (women) in the public spotlight have to do, she’s a sitcom actor, this is not her job unless she wants it to be…and clearly she doesn’t want it. She may also fear backlash due to the er, misconceptions many people have re feminism and feminists. You don’t have to look far through this thread to see a few of the more common and entrenched (and yes, ignorant, in the true meaning of that word) ones. So, yeah….it would be great if many famous and popular women said “well, yeah, of course I am a feminist, I like equal rights and I hope someday the gender pay gap will not be a thing anymore” without that being controversial, but I don’t think getting hypercritical of sitcom actors helps any. Hence “OFFS”  but it’s complicated.

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
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allyfally:  nailed it!

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
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souza_2005:  Loved her speech! She is role model to all women.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
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MeandMyLouboutins:  

8 simple ruuuuuules!!! As in my childhood sitcom fantasy land show

Post # 40
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Helper bee
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kimmo416:  I respectfully disagree that just because I don’t identify myself as a feminist but believe in equal rights makes me a hypocrit. I would be a hypocrit if I claimed I believed in equal rights and didn’t treat people equally. Hypocrisy, in my mind, is claiming to be a feminist while shaming other women and pointing the finger at them as the problem because they don’t want to idenitfy themselves as feminists because all they see is negativity in the movement. I believe in the dictionary definition, but the issue is many women in the movement don’t comport themselves per that definition.

 

Post # 41
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Newbee

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kimmo416:  I don’t usually have people ask me straight out if I’m a feminist, so I’m not sure why my disagreeing with the label matters. I will proudly say I’m an equal rights advocate though. I feel that term is a much better description of what I believe in and doesn’t have any negative connotations with it. Maybe if I did call myself a feminist that would have a tiny microscopic effect on the perception, but I’d rather use a clearer term.

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
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coffeedrinker:  Thank you!!

i have two cents to add about the nobel prize winner. More people in this country know who and listen to kelly cuoco more than the last and even the first nobel prize winner. thats sad but its true. esp young women and men. 

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Helper bee
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coffeedrinker:  I don’t want other women judging me for the way I choose to describe myself.

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