UPDATE 2:37 PM EST: Rosie Perez comments further on the matter. CLICK HERE to see what she's saying NOW!
Instead of attaching herself to the trendy word "feminism" like most of today's young actresses, the Divergent star is actually distancing herself from it—and for good reason!
In a new Times article released Monday, Shailene reveals that she doesn't consider herself a feminist, in part, because she looooves men!
"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. 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. 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."
And just because she doesn't like the F—word doesn't mean she can't appreciate and preach to the ladies! Shai believes that women should support each other and band together, as opposed to fighting for power:
"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."
You hear that girls?? Maybe this Emmy-nominated actress has a point!
For the most part, she's chosen strong female roles that kick stereotypes in the face, so she's leading the charge for a great example…