Kirsten Dunst Got it Right!


kirsten dunstCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Feminists around the world are howling in rage after Spiderman actress Kirsten Dunst revealed that she believes men need to be men and women need to be women in order for relationships to work.

Only a former feminist can relate to both sides of the continuing debate over comments Dunst made in this month’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar in the UK.

“I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,” Dunst said. “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.  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…”

The feminists response to this statement is full of the usual ubiquitous gibberish about how women need to be independent in order to be empowered, not “enslaved” in the home under the thumb of a man. To make their point, they resort to the usual profanities and name-calling rather than the explanation none of them seem capable of providing.

For example, Fox411 reports on an article (complete with an expletive-laden title) written by Erin Gloria Ryan, who writes for the feminist website Jezebel, in which she disses Dunst just for being Dunst.

“Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it,” Ryan wrote.

It’s worth noting that Ryan offered no intelligent counter-point of her own, which is typical of most feminists who almost never enunciate the meaning behind their rather shallow dogmas. During my stint as a feminist (part of the original bra-burning crowd, not today’s recycled version) the only explanation I could get for why women were equal to men was “because they are and anyone who thinks otherwise is a Neanderthal”.

The lesson in all this is that name-calling is the feminist answer to everything that they can’t otherwise explain.

To be fair, some feminists, such as those who expressed their shock via Twitter, resisted the urge to name-call and resorted to their other favorite schtick – hate speech.

“I wasn’t aware Kirsten Dunst could be more unlikable,” some bold feminist tweeted while another said Dunst’s name should be added to “the list of famous women who should never be allowed to talk near young girls. Ever.”

Okay, so what advice should we give our young girls, to pump themselves full of carcinogens – oh excuse me, I meant synthetic hormones – then go to college to learn how to compete in a “man’s world” while sleeping around in order to feel liberated and contracting a few strains of STI’s, then graduating and having a few kids that are raised by the local day care while you continue to climb the corporate ladder – all of which can be done without a man?

How empowering.

Feminists don’t seem able to grasp the difference between freedom and servitude. Let’s face it, taking dangerous drugs and resorting to “safe, legal” abortion in order to make ourselves into objects used for the sole purpose of sexual gratification is something pimps do to prostitutes – not we do to ourselves in order to feel liberated.

Maybe that’s why they’re the only people who get a “choice” in this world – those who agree with them, that is. Everyone else is subjected to totalitarian tactics designed to steal their freedom to choose and otherwise silence them.

Dunst is the only person making sense in this debate – an opinion shared by Katie Yoder of the Media Research Center.

“Feminists claim to be pro-woman, but they only support ‘correct’ choices and decisions. But Kirsten’s views are timeless,” Yoder told FOX411.

“Femininity has lost its meaning. Our culture and media teach women that success means running after careers and money. Instead, a pro-woman society should emphasize a woman’s importance and worth, no matter her decision in how to live out her life.”

Instead of demanding that we all “tow the feminist line” and perpetuate decades worth of empty platitudes, women should be taught why they are equal to a man  – because she was created in the image of a God who has both masculine and feminine traits. Down to her very soul, she is woman, uniquely gifted with the capacity to bring forth new life into the world – both physically and spiritually.  Women nurture our world by teaching it how to love, to share, to be more authentic and loving and trustworthy. Into all of society, we bring the richness of our sensitivity, our intuitiveness, our generosity and fidelity. This is our feminine genius!

Why on earth would any woman resort to feminism when she can have all this?

My dear feminist friends, your hollow rhetoric is what kept me searching for explanations that I eventually found in the one place you despise above all others – the Catholic Church.

John Paul II got it right, and so did Kirsten Dunst.

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