- The Washington Times - Monday, April 14, 2014

Hollywood’s Kirsten Dunst seems to have set off a gender war among feminists after she told a Harper’s Bazaar UK writer that the concept of a knight in shining armor wasn’t a bad one — and that women and the world should allow their men to be men.

“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.”

Ms. Dunst, who currently stars in “Midnight Special,” has been dating actor Garrett Hedlund since January 2012.

“And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armor,” she said, US Magazine reported. “I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s how relationships work.”

It didn’t take long for her comments to stir the feminist pot.

“Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that she’s kind of dumb about it,” said Jezebel writer Erin Gloria Ryan, as reported by US Magazine.

• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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