There’s a sad movement of faux feminism going on in Hollywood. Women that claim to care about other women, but shudder at the word “feminism”, confusing it with some outdated definition that doesn’t really apply. Some celebs identify with the word, but then go back on their word, and the feminist movement in Hollywood seems pretty confused, to be honest.
1. Taylor Swift
Taylor tries her best to project the image of a feminist, by donating to Ke$ha in the face of her notorious crisis, and doing the whole “girl squad” and “I’m all about sisterhood” thing, but she never actually spoke out about anything regarding the rape accusations, and throwing money at the situation seemed like a sad compromise. Speak about rights for your fellow women and show true female solidarity, instead of some album cover version of it, Taylor!
2. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian was quoted as saying “I don’t like labels. I do what makes me happy and I want women to be confident and I’m so supportive of women… But I’m not the ‘free the nipple’-type girl.” However, her nipple has definitely been freed in many a photograph. Hypocrite much? Not to mention a ton of topless photos, and her using the excuse of body positivity and feminism when she does that. Well, this doesn’t sound very positive for bodies or women. Faux feminist alert.
3. Katy Perry
Katy Perry is also amongst the confused. She pretty blatantly said, “”I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women.” But then when she was put on the spot, the pop diva said at another occasion, contradicting herself, “”A feminist? Um, yeah, actually… I used to not really understand what that word meant, and now that I do, it just means that I love myself as a female and I also love me” Research before you make public statements, guys, please.
4. Abbi/Ilana Of Broad City
This bums us out because we thought these ladies were pioneers of the millennial feminists. Instead, they say, “We are totally feminists and love the idea of gender equality. It’s important to us but we’re gender equality, we’re not like women get to rule everything and f–k men. No, we love men. Our show has so many men and it’s more of like a humanism than feminism.” OMG. Humanism? Really guys? Again, feminism and “fuck men and women get to rule everything” are apples and oranges, boo.
The supposed feminist once said of the word, shockingly: ”That word can be very extreme… I do believe in equality … But I’m happily married. I love my husband.” Why do all these women think that feminism equals hating men? Especially someone who should know enough about the subject, since she had a massive FEMINISM sign on her stage…but she too says she’s a secret feminist using fear as her shield: I’ve always considered myself a feminist, although I was always afraid of that word because people put so much on it, when honestly, it’s very simple. It’s just a person that believes in equality for men and women. Men and women balance each other out, and we have to get to a point where we are comfortable with appreciating each other.”
6. Lady Gaga
One of the biggest leaders in the LGBT community isn’t actually down with feminism? We’re just as shocked as you are. A weird label to be picky about, Gaga, when you’re supportive of so many others. She uses the weird excuse, “ I hail men, I love men. I celebrate American male culture, and beer, and bars and muscle cars…” That’s great, do you also celebrate female culture, which you are a part of, an is separate of all those things? But later on, in an interview, she casually admits that she is “a little bit of a feminist”, saying she misunderstood the movement. These celebs really need to be quizzed on more things like this regularly, especially as women! Good lord.
7. Geri Halliwell
Geri Halliwell is also a fan of calling herself a feminist, but only a very particular kind of feminism (that isn’t feminism at all), but these celebs think to be. They’re uncomfortable with a label that’s just one they’re creating in their heads? Geri says, “It’s about labeling. For me feminism is bra-burning lesbianism. It’s very unglamorous. I’d like to see it rebranded. We need to see a celebration of our femininity and softness.” Grrr…guess we have a ways to go, ladies…