As a feminist myself (feminist meaning a person who believes in equal rights for everyone regardless of gender, ‘race’, ethnicity, sexual orientation, sexual identification, religious affiliation, etc), I think it’s ridiculous to attack Cuoco for her comments. Isn’t it “anti-feminist” to try to shame her for enjoying being “a housewife”? Now if she said she thought all women should be in the kitchen and should be subservient to men, that would be ridiculous, and I could see speaking out against that. But she didn’t say that. She said that *she* enjoys cooking for her husband, that *she* likes “taking care of” her man. Feminism means being respectful of others, and there is nothing wrong with enjoying the role of housewife. Just like there is nothing wrong with *not* enjoying the role of housewife. The problem is with the word “feminist” and its negative connotations, so many people use the word in so many different ways. At its core, I think feminism is about equal rights for all, and if we take it that way, I hope that most people (men/women/transgendered) would consider themselves to be feminists.
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