2014 just has not been a good year for feminists. Having already suffered the embarrassing downfall of Wendy Davis, celebrities divorcing themselves from the label, and an entire grassroots organization (run by women) dedicated their destruction, feminists have yet another headache thanks to Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, who boldly denied the feminist label in an interview with Redbook.
Asked if she marches under the big “F” banner, Sweeting replied beautifully:
Is it bad if I say no? 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. I cook for [my husband] five nights a week: It makes me feel like a housewife; I love that. I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I like the idea of women taking care of their men. I’m so in control of my work that I like coming home and serving him.
Predictably, feminists have already snapped their whips at Sweeting in hopes of beating her back into the fold. Like malevolent drug cartels charging local farmers for protection they didn’t ask for, Feminists at Gawker and Mic have tried to discredit Sweeting by saying she owes all her success in television to feminism, which makes no sense considering that women film and television stars existed long before “feminism” showed up on the scene.