Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Gender essentialism; heterocentrism; misogyny; classism.]

"I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued. We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking—it's a valuable thing my mum created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour. I'm sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That's why relationships work."—Actress Kirsten Dunst, in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar.

Wowee wow. That is a lot of gender essentialism (parenting and cooking are not inherently female traits), heterocentrism (not all relationships are comprised of two people of different sexes), misogyny (I mean), and classism (stay-at-home parenting is a privilege not all families can afford) packed into one quote!

And, you know, not for nothing, but there are some relationships that work specifically because they're not at all like that.

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