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Kaley Cuoco covers the new issue of Redbook, where she discusses her career, her marriage, and - somewhat surprisingly - her views on the state of women in America.
Asked if she's a feminist, Kaley replies, "Is it bad if I say no? It's not really something I think about...I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, because I 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."
That's a perfectly acceptable response, but Kaley's likely to take some flak for it, if for no other reason than the word "feminism" has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, and Kaley is a wealthy sole-breadwinner (she just signed a $90 million contract and her husband is an unemployed former tennis pro) who self-identifies as a "housewife."
It probably won't help her case that another topic of conversation was Kaley's boob job:
"I had no boobs!" Kaley replies when asked about the procedure. "And it was really the best thing ever. My implants made me feel more confident in my body."
Okay, so Gloria Steinem she's not, but she deserves credit for speaking honestly about some thorny issues.
And surely even the most hardened women's rights crusader can understand why a young woman might be reluctant to blindly adopt an -ism that pertains to issues she admittedly doesn't think about.
Should she think about those issues? Perhaps, but as far as we can tell that's just not the kind of woman that she is...or at the very least, that's not a side of herself that she chooses to share with the world.
Kaley is gleefully old-school. She loves to wait on her semi-employed husband and we're sure she's downright giddy about her upcoming first wedding anniversary. Her arrangement certainly wouldn't work for many women but it seems to work for her.
She brings home the bacon like Lucille Ball and dotes on her D-bag dude like Lucy Ricardo.
We should probably be okay with that, otherwise we'd be questioning her life choices simply because she's a woman, and that seems to contradict the philosophy of a certain popular "F" word.
That's right, "fairness."
All that said, Kaley might feel differently about feminism in ten years when she begins to experience firsthand Hollywood's cruel double-standard when it comes to casting middle-aged women.
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