Penny? Penny? Penny?
Feminist? Feminist? Feminist?
Not so fast.
Actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, who plays Penny on The Big Bang Theory, was interviewed by Redbook Magazine and had this to say:
When asked if she considers herself a feminist?
“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 Ryan 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. My mom was like that, so I think it kind of rubbed off.”
After facing some backlash, she responded on Instagram:
In my Redbook article ,some people have taken offense to my comments regarding feminism- if any of you are In the “biz” you are well aware of how words can be taken out of context. I’m completely blessed and grateful that strong women have paved the way for my success along with many others. I apologize if anyone was offended. Anyone that truly knows me, knows my heart and knows what I meant.
Notice that she still didn’t embrace the term. Here’s my most recent column on the lessons from feminism in 2014, Banning Feminist in 2015?
Add Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting to the list of celebrities who don’t embrace the term feminist.