6 Feminist Kristen Stewart Quotes, Because The Actress Isn't Afraid To Call Out Sexism When She Sees It
I have always loved Kristen Stewart, because in a business of glitz, glamour, and general shallowness, she never pretends to be something she is not. She was thrust into the world of the ultra famous when she was cast as Bella Swan in the Twilight series, and many perceived her indifference and distaste for fame as being ungrateful and simply, bitchy. Post-Twilight, Stewart has been able to break free from prior expectations of how a rising female star "should act," and has paved a path of her own, Converse sneakers and all, while remaining a strong positive role model for young women. Recently, Kristen Stewart's cover issue of Wonderland magazine was released, and in her interview, she had some interesting things to say about feminism.
After filming Still Alice and Clouds of Sils Maria, Stewart has been keen on taking a small hiatus from acting to focus on her other artistic passions, but that doesn't mean that she doesn't still have some strong opinions about women and the perception of women the industry.
As she told Wonderland,
This isn't even a trend limited to Hollywood. I personally have had to hash it out with my own friends and family about this very fact, that being a feminist does not mean that I hate men and am planning my local bra-burning event (but hey, no judgement if you do!). It is great to see a young woman in a high-profile position speak loudly about these facts and unveil the truth of what feminism should mean.
This isn't the first time that Stewart has let her feminist flag fly, so I gathered five more of her best feminist quotes for a little inspiration. We can never have too many quotes about women standing up for equal rights, amiright?
When She Spilled The Truth About Women Having To Be "Cute" All The Time
When She Said It's Ridiculous To Not Be A Feminist
Stewart's previously commented to The Daily Beast about young actresses being afraid of the term. She said,
When She Said Fake Girl Power Is "Revolting"
She shared with Conan O'Brien,
This is a very valid point, because Stewart is saying that a female character being "powerful" is still stemming from the male idea of physical strength. Rather than women being seen as powerful and strong and worthy of powerful and strong characters on their own, female names are simply being tacked on. Adding insult to injury, it's been proven over and over again that in most action films, the woman will still be wearing less clothes than her male counterparts.
When She Explained Why She Hates Being Told To Smile
When She Corrected Jay Leno
Because it is 100 percent true and it was perfect.