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Keira Knightley is no stay-at-home mum

Independence, please and thank you

From SheKnows Canada
An odd topic to tackle, this whole feminist business. But Keira Knightley has no fear! The actress discusses the negative stigma around being a feminist.

Keira Knightley

As delicate and girlish as Keira Knightley appears, she's no pushover. Home girl knows what she wants and has a sturdy feminist side to her.

In a discussion of feminism in the October issue of Vogue, the topic was inspired by former State Department Director of Policy Planning Anne-Marie Slaughter's decision to pursue motherhood full time instead of a career, and the actress revealed that she is unwilling to echo such a decision.

"I'm glad that the subject is coming up again," she told the magazine. "I remember doing interviews, and people would ask, as if it was a joke, 'So you mean you are a feminist?' As though feminism couldn't be discussed unless we were making fun of it. I don't want to deny my femininity.

"But would I want to be a stay-at-home mother? No. On the other hand, you should be allowed to do that, as should men, without being sneered at."

Bam! That pretty head is not just a hat rack, people! We're glad to see her speaking out — feminism really is a glossed-over issue.

Is this ringing true, or just some crazy hubbub? Men at home? Don't be crazy! Let us know.

Photo courtesy of WENN.com

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