Keira Knightley: Feminism isn’t a dirty word

keira-knightley-serious-fun-childrens-network-gala In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Keira Knightley says she is happy that the world is becoming more open to talking about equality for women and that feminism is no longer seen as a ”dirty word” by the society.

She told the magazine: ”I think it’s great, what’s happening at the moment, I think it’s great that the discussions are finally being allowed to be had, as opposed to anybody mentioning feminism and everybody going, ‘oh, f***ing shut up’. Somehow, it became a dirty word. I thought it was really weird for a long time, and I think it’s great we’re coming out of that.”

On the other hand, Keira believes that Hollywood has a ”long way to go” to prove women are truly equal.

keira-knightley-serious-fun-childrens-network-gala_3980013The actress thinks that Hollywood is still not that open to the whole idea of equality and that women in the movie industry don’t have as many opportunities and variety of roles as their male colleagues.

”Hollywood has a really long way to go. I don’t think that anybody can deny that, really, and I think as much as you are getting more women playing lead roles… they’re still pretty few and far between,” she explained.

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One response to “Keira Knightley: Feminism isn’t a dirty word”

  1. Anthony says:

    Feminism is losing its ‘dirty’ coloring, but look what sit has done to women? They are even hard to courtship these days. Even opening a door in front of the lady is considered as an insult. WTF? I am of the equal rights for men and women, no doubt and I would want women have same attitude and same perspectives and positions in professional fields, but let us be realists there rare professions that cannot be fulfilled well enough by women. Dear women we were created differently in order to have our own role on this planet.