Shailene Woodley: I’m Not A Feminist, “Because I Love Men”

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Shailene Woodley says she’s not a feminist, “because I love men.”

The Divergent star’s comments come during a conversation with Time magazine.

Referring to Woodley’s previous remarks about being conscious of the kind of messages she sends to young female fans with the roles she chooses, Time asks, “Do you consider yourself a feminist?”

No, because I love men, and I think the idea of ‘raise women to power, take the men away from the power’ is never going to work out because you need balance,” replies the star.

She continues, “With myself, I’m very in touch with my masculine side. And I’m 50 percent feminine and 50 percent masculine, same as I think a lot of us are. And I think that is important to note. And also I think that if men went down and women rose to power, that wouldn’t work either. We have to have a fine balance.”

Woodley had more to say on the matter:

My biggest thing is really sisterhood more than feminism. I don’t know how we as women expect men to respect us because we don’t even seem to respect each other. There’s so much jealousy, so much comparison and envy. And ‘This girl did this to me and that girl did that to me.’ And it’s just so silly and heartbreaking in a way.

It’s really neat to see: there’s that new Judd Apatow [sic] movie coming out, The Other Woman, and that looks really good because I think it’s really neat that it shows women coming together and supporting each other and creating a sisterhood of support for one another versus hating each other for something that somebody else created.

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