Shailene Woodley, the vegan Chatty Cathy doll who keeps pulling her own string, gave an interview to TIME Magazine back in May where she spoke about Feminism, specifically how she doesn’t identify as one. Her reasons being very typical of a 22-year-old who keeps burping out thoughts without taking any new ones in: she loves men, women shouldn’t have total power, and that she believes in a thing called “Sisterhood”. It was if she was confusing “feminism” for “Cylons“.
As with 99.9999% of everything that Shailene says, her interview with TIME Magazine made most people’s eyes roll off a serious amount of “Sister, please have a seat” energy. But Shailene would like you to know it’s not her fault you didn’t like what she said. It’s TIME Magazine’s fault. In an interview with EW, the B-list Jennifer Lawrence explains that her interview should have brought women together:
“It pitted women against me. The thing I was trying to say we need to eliminate — without the word ‘feminist,’ without any word attached to it — we need to begin to evolve the way we look at sisterhood. It’s the exact opposite of what [the article] ended up doing.”
“For me the big thing in life is about sisterhood. Bringing sisters together and supporting one another. What I found so funny and so sad about that article is that I talked about that the entire time. Nothing is going to change in this world until women start loving other women. I’m so lucky. I have the best sisters in my life. The best.”
I know you really want to go to school, Malala Yousafzai, but first you need to join hands with your sister friends and dance in a circle and brush each other’s hair and write poems about how awesome they are. Same goes for you, #yesallwomen hashtag; don’t you love men? You should consider changing your name to #xosisters or something more loving.
Here’s more of Shailene Lawrence at the premiere for The Fart in Our Stars (autocorrect that stays) in New York. No toe shoes? Hmm, I smell trouble in paradise.