12/10/2014 4:47 PM ET |
Filed under: News
Evangeline Lilly may have a knack for playing strong female characters on the big screen, but that doesn't mean you should call her a feminist.
While the 35-year-old actress enjoys the thrill of playing a kick-ass female lead, she doesn't want to be bogged down by labels, especially the term "feminism."
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The Hobbit star explains:
"I'm very proud of being a woman, and as a woman, I don't even like the word feminism because when I hear that word, I associate it with women trying to pretend to be men, and I'm not interested in trying to pretend to be a man… I want to embrace my womanhood."
While we understand and applaud the sentiment behind the comment, we disagree completely that feminism means manliness!
A woman can be an advocate for gender equality and still own her femininity!
It's time that word lost its bad rap!
[Image via WENN.]
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