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Left Screeches as Kirsten Dunst Backs Traditional Sex Roles

By Hollie McKay

LOS ANGELES – While most of Hollywood’s leading ladies share their feminist values of empowerment and independence, Kirsten Dunst seems to have a more traditional perspective when it comes to gender roles.

“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,” Dunst told this month’s edition of Harper’s Bazaar in the U.K.

“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…”

Wait. Stay at home and cook for the kids? Cue the feminist backlash.

“Kirsten Dunst has continued to be somewhat of an insufferable person, as evidenced by this interview she recently gave in which she has some very important opinions on gender roles,” Stacey Ritzen wrote on the pop culture website Uproxx in an article titled “Kirsten Dunst Thinks That Women Should Know Their Place Is In The Home.”

And Erin Gloria Ryan, writing for the feminist website Jezebel in a piece titled “Kirsten Dunst Thinks Ladies In Relationships Should Wife the F**k Out,” referred to Dunst as an “actress and blonde who looks good in clothes and has a new movie coming out soon,” and who has “some thoughts on how women best act in relationships.”

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