Shunning the title of ‘feminist’, these 5 celebrities have all denied that they are one. While some say that they do basically believe in what feminism stands for, they don’t like to have that label because they feel it is often seen as negative, too extreme or just outdated. Others live by a different set of rules that they have made for themselves and don’t see anything wrong with not being completely on board with feminism. Each with their own angle on the subject, these 5 celebrities have all explained their reasons for deciding not to label themselves as feminists.
Taylor Swift recently said that she wasn’t brought up with that mindset: “I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in life.”
Kate doesn’t believe in every aspect of feminism: “I’m not a feminist, I’m just not. Women are domestic creatures. We take care of people, we nurture, we are protectors. I respect women who busted their butts to pave the way for our generation but I think we’ve done that and we’re moving into new places.”
Katy says she isn’t a feminist but does care about women: “I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women. I don’t really like to call myself a role model for my fans. I hope that I am an inspiration for them, especially young women. My mantra: If you believe in yourself, you can be anything.”
Shakira doesn’t want to give herself a label: “I’m not a feminist, no. At least I wouldn’t like to hang that sign around my neck. I feel very much in touch with the woman in me, but I think I have taken somehow a more masculine approach in life – especially in the way I deal with my affairs. And when I say masculine I guess I say aggressive, you know the way I approach my dreams, the way I
Juliette won’t use the term: “Do I consider myself a feminist? No. Aware of my feminine and masculine parts, sure. But that term just puts people in a stereotyped way of thinking. I think creation and doing, being active, is more important than talking about it.”