5 Female Celebrities Who Say They Aren’t Feminists

Posted by PZ on September 9th, 2020

These 5 stars have all said they’re not feminists, giving their controversial opinions on the subject. Some appear to have misunderstood what it means to be a feminist (to simply believe in equal rights for both men and women), which is where their confusion has come from, while others dislike using the title because of its past negative connotations. Here is what they’ve said about not being feminists.

Lady Gaga


Gaga said she can’t be a feminist because she loves men: “I’m not a feminist. I hail men, I love men, I celebrate American male culture — beer, bars, and muscle cars.”

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley says she has never felt she had to fight for her rights as a woman: “It’s not really something I think about. Things are different now, and I know a lot of the work that paved the way for women happened before I was around… I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that’s because I’ve never really faced inequality.”

Katy Perry

Katy explains that she isn’t one, but loves strong women: “I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women… This social revolution of feminism in the ’70s really achieved so many of its goals—not every single one of them, obviously—but I think we should say it’s great that these young women don’t feel like they need to be feminists.”

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly thinks the word feminist is too strong for her: “No, I wouldn’t say feminist — that’s too strong. I think when people hear feminist, it’s like, ‘Get out of my way, I don’t need anyone.’ I love that I’m being taken care of and I have a man that’s a leader. I’m not a feminist in that sense.”

Shailene Woodley

Shailene believes feminism goes too far: “No because I love men, and 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. And I think that is important to note. And 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.”

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