'The Fault in Our Stars' Shailene Woodley's Views on Feminism Are Back on Track
Actress Shailene Woodley may be known just as well for her off-the-wall off-screen soundbites as she is for her on-screen performances in movies like Divergent, The Descendants, and The Spectacular Now. After all, the girl does talk about things like giving her vagina "a little vitamin D" and her strange morning rituals on the regular. Thankfully, the Fault in Our Stars actress now seems to have somewhat of a handle on being a positive female force in Hollywood, as evidenced by her current InStyle cover story. In the interview she talks about her newfound positive body image ("I’m in a place where I feel healthier than I’ve ever been, and my body is exactly where it wants to be") and not worrying about scrutiny or pressures from the outside world ("I’m done living for other people. I’m done being a people pleaser. I’m done thinking about what people think about me").
You see, while we were amused by Woodley's strange, but whimsical lifestyle choices like gathering her own spring water, we were incredibly disappointed to hear the 22-year-old's take on feminism. Woodley previously told Time magazine that she doesn't consider herself a feminist because, "I love men, and I think the idea of 'raise women to power, take the men away from the power' is never going to work out because you need balance." Oh no. No, no, no, no, Shailene.
But the honest, refreshing InStyle story is still giving us hope for her. Sure, there are your typical Shailene soundbites (she doesn't feel the need to wear a bra anymore after losing weight), but we're more interested in her realization that she needed to say "F–k you, insecurity. F–k you, lack of confidence!” to herself and be as inwardly confident as she was outwardly. Woodley is now not only sticking up for herself, but her entire generation. "People say my generation is irresponsible. I think we’re on top of things actually," Woodley argues in the piece. "Maybe I feel this way because I surround myself with like-minded people. Doing the right thing always makes you feel good. And it’s contagious.” Okay, now this is the Shailene Woodley we can get on board with.