Kaley Cuoco Says She Is Not A Feminist: Feminists Immediately Lose Their Minds.
It seems to be a case of "do as I say, not as I do" when feminists arrayed themselves against a fellow-sister who dared to espouse beliefs that ran counter to those held by the militant faction of the fairer sex.
Alas, when award-winning actress and star of the CBS smash hit, Big Bang Theory, Kaley Cuoco, was interviewed by RedBook she said this when asked if she was a feminist
Is it bad if I say no? It's not really something I think about. Things are different now, and I know a lot of the work that paved the way for women happened before I was around ... I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that's because I've never really faced inequality.
She continued that she likes cooking for her husband Ryan.
It makes me feel like a housewife; I love that. I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I like the idea of women taking care of their men.
Angry feminists unleashed a venomous tirade on Twitter against the highly successful actress. It is a sad commentary on the state of civil discourse when people become embittered and angry for the simple reason that an expressed opinion differs from their own.
Before we looked at the negative tweets the above post seemed to sum them up fairly well.
Yes because if anyone doesn't agree with you they are "selfish". Got it.
So you are defending feminism and you are attacking a female based on her haircut. I thought someone's views cannot be attacked based on their hair style. But maybe I just don't "get" feminism the same way you do.
I find it amusing that a site called "celebuzz" is going around calling things silly.
This last one comes from a liberal reporter. Yes there are no female scientists on television or in movies. Oh wait except for a few like :
Jane Foster in Thor
Abby Sciuto in NCIS
Temperance "Bones" Brennan in Bones
Dr. Ryan Stone in Gravity
Scully in X-Files
Susan Calvin in I-Robot
Dr. Jo Harding in Twister
Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar
Samantha Carter in Stargate-SG1
Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Oh and to top it off on the Big Bang Theory there are 2 other female leads. One has a PhD in microbiology and one has a PhD in neuroscience.
But don't let reality get in the way of your point. I get it you wish the above movies and TV shows didn't exist because it would give you something valid to protest, instead of just looking like a reporter that is too lazy to do basic research. Or maybe anytime a female is on TV and is not a scientist its bad. So maybe the Big Bang Theory is a slap in the face of feminism because only 2 of the 3 main female characters have PhDs. The horror.
Personal and Professional Attacks
Let’s be clear about one thing. Cuoco’s opinions were derived from her personal feelings regarding her matrimonial relationship with the man she loves, her husband, Ryan Sweeting. Presumable, like all couples, these two have developed a nurturing and loving relationship based on the emotional needs of each party, and how they meet those needs are testaments to the strength of their relationship.
This would seem an elementary right of all couples who are trying to "make it work" in a complicated world, right?
Not according to feminists who quickly went insane after Cuoco’s posted her opinion of what works for her family situation. What resulted was an ugly spectacle of personal and professional attacks, which not only showed the bias of these women against another who fails to share their views, but also a basic misunderstanding of the immense intellect and business savvy of the 29-year old star. Indeed her accusers levy the charge that she is "too stupid to understand feminism," while others likened the actress’ intellectual prowess with that of her fictional character of Penny on the show.
The Power of "Penny" and the Negotiating Power of Kaley
They have obviously never watched the show, or are too blinded by their intolerant rage to recognize the truth, but on a show staffed with Ph.ds, Penny is the most socially functioning, common sense character on Big Bang Theory. Also ignored by her detractors, seeking to minimalize her professional achievements, industry insiders report that Cuoco, along with her two male co-stars, Jim Parson and Johnny Galecki, successfully negotiated each of their salaries form $325,000 an episode to the seven figure neighborhood of a million dollars apiece while garnering a bigger slice of the back-end royalties.