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    Default Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting: I Don't Consider Myself a Feminist

    BY AMANDA MICHELLE STEINER
    @amandamichl 12/30/2014 AT 01:15 PM EST




    Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, who is currently pulling in $1 million per episode on The Big Bang Theory, recognizes the strides women have made toward equality.

    But that doesn't mean she considers herself a feminist.

    "It's not really something I think about," she told Redbookmagazine for its February issue, on newsstands Jan. 6. "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 said.

    Cuoco-Sweeting, 29, who married husband Ryan Sweeting, 27, on New Year's Eve last year, said that she cooks for him "five nights a week: 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. I'm so in control of my work that I like coming home and serving him," she told the magazine.



    "My mom was like that, so I think it kind of rubbed off."

    On the breast augmentation she chose to undergo while starring on 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, the actress went on to reaffirm what she once called "the best decision I ever made."

    "I had no boobs!" she tells the magazine. "[The surgery] really was the best thing ever! I always felt ill-proportioned. My implants made me feel more confident in my body. It wasn't about trying to be a porn star or wanting to look hot and sexy."

    Finally, her advice for women still taking nude photos on their iPhone following the hack of her own naked photos?

    "Get a Polaroid!"

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    Christ in a carseat!! You are an idiot. She's never been a feminist girl demanding equality because she's never faced it?? Oh, you dumb, dumb girl.

    Does this magical man that she's married to have a job? If not, he should probably learn to cook a meal.

    I hate stupidity.

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    I guess it's easy to be willfully ignorant when you're pulling in a cool million every week. I'm not sure what that leaves to be proud of, though.

    Certainly not the haircut.
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    Hi there Kaley. Let me introduce you to the concept of privilege.

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    I can see what she's saying. I grew up in a time where it wasn't unheard of for women to aspire to being physicians, CEOs, and astronauts. My grandma's generation felt limitations on their potential and it shaped them profoundly. I'm not saying we should turn a blind eye to continued inequality but I get her point that she doesn't actively have to think about it because she feels equal. Shouldn't we applaud that the groundwork others have laid has gotten her there?

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    It's fine to like the idea of taking care of your man, but it's so silly when women say they like the idea of women taking care of their men, like all women taking care of all men. The whole quote is cringe-worthy, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellatheball View Post
    I can see what she's saying. I grew up in a time where it wasn't unheard of for women to aspire to being physicians, CEOs, and astronauts. My grandma's generation felt limitations on their potential and it shaped them profoundly. I'm not saying we should turn a blind eye to continued inequality but I get her point that she doesn't actively have to think about it because she feels equal. Shouldn't we applaud that the groundwork others have laid has gotten her there?
    What bothers me is the lack of perspective on understanding that there are a group of politicians who are earnestly trying to roll back the rights that others have earned for her. As a guy, it's great to be with someone who doesn't politicize every issue through the prism of women's rights. But to not understand that those rights are tenuous and under threat because she doesn't bother to pick up a newspaper, or read about what's going on, bothers me.

    My mom was an engineer/mathematician when there were hardly any women in that field. And she totally compartmentalized her struggle for equal rights and pay away from the overall struggle for equal pay and treatment for women. To this day, I don't understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellatheball View Post
    I can see what she's saying. I grew up in a time where it wasn't unheard of for women to aspire to being physicians, CEOs, and astronauts. My grandma's generation felt limitations on their potential and it shaped them profoundly. I'm not saying we should turn a blind eye to continued inequality but I get her point that she doesn't actively have to think about it because she feels equal. Shouldn't we applaud that the groundwork others have laid has gotten her there?
    Yes, but that's quite different to saying "oh I'm not a feminist ew who needs that" which is what she's doing here.

    Fuck I hate idiots like this. Does she not see the politicians debating archaic legislation that would restrict women's rights? Or the huge inequity in wage gaps? The unfair distribution of caring and cleaning roles to women even in the affluent West? That's not even taking into account the infringements on women's rights in the developing world.
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    i don't see her as saying ewwww to feminism. she is just saying that she doesn't have to think about it because she is getting equal compensation. she does acknowledge she benefits from the feminists in the past who worked for equality. so i don't have big issue with what she is saying, it's not like that ugly-browed chick who dissed emma watson.

    and yeah, the bit about how she needs to make dinner for her man is pretty cringe-worthy. but i remember when i was a kid and read rosalyn yalow's interview in the NYT magazine and she said the same thing. blew me away.
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    I don't see the big issue here. She said that she has never been made to feel unequal because of her gender and therefore has never really thought about feminism. She acknowledges this is because of the work other people have done in regards to equality. She doesn't say anything bad about feminism.
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    I always hated her because she has a punchable face and she's not funny but now that I know for a fact what a fucking moron she is, I feel vindicated. Being clueless, oblivious and tone deaf isn't a belief system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sassiness View Post
    Yes, but that's quite different to saying "oh I'm not a feminist ew who needs that" which is what she's doing here.

    Fuck I hate idiots like this. Does she not see the politicians debating archaic legislation that would restrict women's rights? Or the huge inequity in wage gaps? The unfair distribution of caring and cleaning roles to women even in the affluent West? That's not even taking into account the infringements on women's rights in the developing world.
    Show me where she said, "ew, who needs that?" She acknowledges others did the work to help her where she is now - feeling equal.

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    ^^^
    Except women aren't equal. She might feel that's the case so far but wait until she hits 40 or gets fat and the roles disappear.
    And she's acting like women don't make 70¢ to a man's dollar.
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    ^^^ the roles may dry up because she's minimally talented, not because she might become fat.
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