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Published: Friday, April 11 2014 5:00 p.m. MDT

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cjb
Bountiful, UT

She us right if what she means is guys appreciate women who know how to act like a woman. She is wrong to say this is undervalued. Men really do appreciate this.

West Coast1
Secane, PA

Now an even bigger Kirsten Dunst fan.

BYU9293
Clinton, UT

I believe she is right on, femininity is undervalued, most so by feminists. The feminist movement is mostly teaching women to be men, to act like men and do things the way men have done them. Being feminine is an awesome quality and should be valued in and of itself. Woman should not try to be like men and men should not try to be like women. We should complement each other and can each provide things the other may not be able to. I am all for equality for women, but equality is not sameness. I woman can receive equal pay and still be a woman without having to try and act or dress or talk like a man. I respect and revere true womanhood, a woman who is a woman and feminine. That does not make her weak at all, but stronger.

David Mohr
Victoria/BC/Canada, 00

Isn't it interesting how so many people put down someone who expresses a contrary view - especially when that person is showing strength by going against the vocal minority. I applaud Kirsten Dunst for standing up for her non-politically-correct viewpoint. Almost 40 years ago there were those who predicted this type of put-down by feminists - and the feminists laughed the idea was suggested. Will it take another 40 years to find something similar happening with the predictions of where things are going? I see only one saving grace today - the Prophet is warning us that the work is hastening.

intervention
slc, UT

Isn't it funny when someone dares question or challenge views supported by the right it's "targeting" heaven forbid someone dare question their reasoning.

Tekakaromatagi
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

"A Jezebel writer said Dunst is an "actress and blonde who looks good in clothes" and is "not paid to write gender theory, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that she's kind of dumb about it," according to Connell."

Anti-feminism says it is OK for women to view men as sexual conquests like (some) men do to women.

Feminism says that men and women should respect one another as people.

Anti-feminism is good for business. If you are in certain businesses you can exploit (attractive) women as sex objects and you can pretend that you are liberal.

Oh, please!
Saint George, UT

@David Mohr: Agreed...Dunst is put down when expressing opposition to the gays and feminists. They are the ones exhibiting bigotry and intolerance. It's disgusting.

BYU Fan in DC
Washington, DC

David Mohr,

I agree with your statements. That is the key here- the feminists who speak out are the 'vocal minority'. The truth is that most women still agree with Kirsten Dunst, that they want to stay home while their kids are growing up. Unfortunately, a lot of families can not afford to lose that second income and maintain quality of life.

ER in AF
Harare, Zimbabwe, 00

I echo a term used by another commenter above. "Vocal Minority" I am not saying we need to ignore any minorities. Bt I think that majorities should also express their views too so that we do not, in essence, hand over the tiller to the "vocal Minority" just because they have grabbed it. I don't know when having an opinion became a situation in which you are right or wrong, but there is little tolerance given by the "vocal Minorities" to people who have a different opinion.

Cats
Somewhere in Time, UT

Kirsten just stated the obvious. Feminists are the biggest woman haters in the world. They hate everything that's good and beautiful about womanhood.

cris
Hamilton, IL

Why is it so hard to believe that a woman can be strong and feminine.Kudos for Dunst. Women and men were made to compliment one another. Women are women and men are men. How can you call it any different? Most women don't think like men and most men don't think like women. That is just the way it is.
I try to teach my granddaughters to dress like a woman, act like a women but be strong enough to kick butt.

Eliyahu
Pleasant Grove, UT

I've always been amazed at the attention people give to the utterances of actors, actresses and other celebrities, as if being famous for one thing makes them into general authorities on everything or being good at acting endows one with special wisdom. What makes Ms. Dunst's opinion on femininity any more correct than that of the lady next door or the woman who checked out my groceries at the store?

ed in atl
Duluth, GA

I think I will start watching Dancing with the Stars so I can vote for Candace.

Really???
Kearns, UT

No controversy here. She said what she said, and nobody is planning a boycott. I, for one, think she had every right to say what she did, and I support her 100 percent. Unfortunately, the few comments that were mentioned in the article don't really say much about her opinions on other people; we seem to be projecting our own biases onto her.

Fara
Toledo , OH

I personally believe that everyone is able to live however they want to live. Why should a woman have to act like a submissive little child in reguards to her male half? I personally find that concept disgusting; I want to have an equal relationship with the man I love, not one where he controls everything. I've had family who have gotten into that sort of relationship and can't get out because they depend so heavily on the man, even though they want to get out of the relationship. It's a dangerous thing to do; rely entirely on a man. And I personally hate that idea. I'm currently after the career of my dreams; I don't consider myself masculine or anti-feminist for doing so; I want to do what I love. No "gender role" should get in the way of that.

KSM's Dad
Ogden, UT

Sad and interesting how quickly other women are ready to shred her for her comments. Still, worrying about what a writer for Jezebel wrote is like getting worked up about something in The Onion. I'd give more credence to The Onion article. Go Kirsten! My admiration for you has increased 10 fold.

Dante
Salt Lake City, UT

Liberals love diversity of thought--until someone expresses an opinion with which they disagree.

hockeymom
Highland, UT

I think celebrities are "expected" to have liberal views because most of Hollywood claims to be so politically correct. The irony is, most women in Hollywood are paid to look and act feminine so the almighty dollar flows from our pockets to watch them on the big screen. Even when Angelina Jolie (et al) is saving the world, she still looks feminine doing it.

So when a celeb speaks out about something most would consider to be conservative, it is note-worthy. At the very least, it gets her a little publicity because now people are talking. Good for her to be strong enough to swim upstream!

pragmatistferlife
salt lake city, utah

Good to see the 1970's haven't disappeared.

Unbelievable to see this old thing hashed over again...out of nowhere.

What came out of the feminist movement is that women have the opportunity to live their lives like they want to now. They have choices. Those choices can be limited or dictated by circumstances such as budgets and life choices but they pretty much can do as they choose.

It's objectionable to see anyone criticize the choice of someone else without acknowledging the value of choice.

crimendelsiglo
Spanish Fork, UT

A Jezebel writer said commented that because K.Dunst is a blond actress who looks good in clothes is unqualified/dumb to have an OPINION. having an opinion and a job used to be the sign of the "feminist" movement. the f.MOVEMENT seems to only espouse gay lifestyle, non-typical sexual behavior. what does blog writer do for a living ? what is he/she paid for doing and accomplishing ? her qualificaTIONS to blog an opinion which is better/more correct than that of dunst ? BESIDE giving her opinion For Free. don'k know dunst, never seen her on the screen, and don't care. except for the self-righteous bigots who disparage people of other ideas/conditions (may i allude to color, to opposite-gender attraction, choosing to stay at home and rear children and create a home, sacrifice education ?) the f.MOVEMENT. is hardly feminist at all, rather, dike-like focused on money, power, influence, and nothing abt femininity. just the movement !

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