7 Female Celebrities Who Are Against Feminism

Published on September 26, 2014. Updated April 3, 2017

In Hollywood, celebrities seem pretty divided about feminism. Some stars are fully in support of it; however, there are others who are adamantly against it. Following Emma Watson’s impassioned speech to the United Nations on feminism (and how it is for both sexes and should not be associated it with man-hating) celebrities – including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Chloe Moretz – have come forward in full support of it. Unfortunately, there are still some naysayers out there who should probably sit down with Watson for a little tutorial on what feminism actually is. Here are 7 celebrities who claim they are against feminism.

7. Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Ray has dismissed gender equality as “boring.” In an interview with Fader magazine, she said, “For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept. I’m more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what’s going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities.” Unlike some other celebs, when pressed about the issue, Ray seemed to have a good grasp on what feminism is trying to achieve. “My idea of a true feminist is a woman who feels free enough to do whatever she wants.”

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6. Juliette Binoche

Juliette Binoche doesn’t consider herself to be a feminist. In an interview with The Guardian, she briefly discussed the topicand it quickly became that her main problem was with the word itself and the limitations and stereotypes that come along with it. “[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,” Binoche said.

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5. Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo has made it clear that she doesn’t identify as a feminist. In an interview with Salon, the Oscar-winning actress explained that just because she plays feisty, independent women on-screen doesn’t mean that she is a feminist off-screen. “Well, I don’t think of myself as a feminist at all. As soon as we start labeling and categorizing ourselves and others, that’s going to shut down the world. I would never say that, ” Leo said.

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4. Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson won’t call herself a feminist. In more than one interview, the singer-songwriter has maintained this position, claiming that to be a feminist means you don’t need anyone. “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,” Clarkson told Time magazine.

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3. Jacqueline Bisset

In an interview with the Telegraph UK, Jacqueline Bisset discussed feminism and why she has never fully embraced it. “Women are becoming so tough. I have never fully embraced feminism. I certainly thought it had some good points,” she said. The interviewer then asked if she thought that women complain too much these days and the Oscar-winning actress replied in the affirmative. According to Bisset, women these days are exhausted because they are constantly striving “to be perfect.”

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2. Meghan Trainor

Megan Trainor is another young celebrity who doesn’t consider herself a feminist. “I don’t consider myself a feminist, but I’m down for my first opportunity to say something to the world to be so meaningful. If you asked me, ‘What do you want to say?’ it would be, ‘Love yourself more.’” Trainor is obviously more interested in sending out a message about self-acceptance, which is refreshing.

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1. Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley may only be in her early 20s, but she has a lot of opinions. In the past year, she has said that she doesn’t believe in monogamy and she’s also said that she’s not a feminist because she’s “very in touch with [her] masculine side.” She further elaborated on this with the Daily Beast. “The word ‘feminist’ is a word that discriminates, and I’m not into that. Labels are for other people to understand us, so for me, I know how I feel and I don’t need to call myself a ‘feminist’ or ‘not a feminist’ because I know what my truth is.”

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