Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst is under assault from feminists for comments supporting traditional gender roles in relationships.
The actress gave her thoughts on relationships to Harper’s Bazaar UK
I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,” she told the magazine. “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 mom created.
Later, she detailed her views on romance in a way that flew in the face of modern discussions on the subject.
And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour,” continued Dunst, whose exes include Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, and Justin Long. “I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s how relationships work.
That enraged many social media denizens as well as the site Jezebel.com which slammed Dunst as “dumb” for her observations. Another writer decried Dunst for saying, in her estimation, that we should go back to the 1950s.