Shailene Woodley makes perfect sense – insists she’s still not a feminist

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Actress Shailene Woodley is under attack by the liberals in Hollywood, entertainment and Media for not falling into “goose step” with the messaging for women preferred buy the radical left. What a shame, because she makes perfect sense. In the turmoil, the left tries to restate their radical activism into a more acceptable centrist message and “correct” Ms. Woodley. Their actions though speak to Ms. Woodley’s already “correct” view of their political agenda.

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Actress Shailene Woodley is once more in the news for insisting she does not identify as a feminist, saying that the “label” is too divisive.

In an interview in the new issue of Nylon magazine, Woodley expanded on her earlier comments on feminism: “The reason why I don’t like to say that I am a feminist or I am not a feminist is because to me it’s still a label. I do not want to be defined by one thing. Why do we have to have that label to divide us? We should all be able to embrace one another regardless of our belief system and regardless of the labels that we have put upon ourselves.”

She also commented on how she had become the subject of media scrutiny for her previous comments on feminism, saying, “I mean, if we spent as much energy focusing on the genocide that’s going on right now in parts of Africa as we spent on that one article, think about what we could accomplish. Change is not going to come from focusing on the small things that actors say.”

Last year, Woodley came under fire from some critics for rejecting the term “feminist” in an interview with TIME magazine. When asked if she considered herself a feminist, Woodley replied: “No because I love men, and I think the idea of ‘raise women to power, take the men away from the power’ is never going to work out because you need balance. With myself, I’m very in touch with my masculine side. And I’m 50% feminine and 50% masculine, same as I think a lot of us are. And I think that is important to note. And also I think that if men went down and women rose to power, that wouldn’t work either. We have to have a fine balance.”