Once again, the liberal hypocrisy reared its ugly head after some recent comments by one of Hollywood’s It-girls, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, said in an interview.
Here’s the back story. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting was interviewed for the Rebook February 2015 issue and was asked to talk about various topics. When the question of if she considered herself a feminist came up, her response was, “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.” She went on later in the interview saying how much she enjoys cooking for her husband, stating, “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.”
When I first read about her comments, I immediately thought it was refreshing to hear a young, popular actress state honestly how she felt about these things. I was impressed that I could agree with someone in Hollywood on anything, let alone the topics of feminism and enjoying being domestic for the ones we care about. I too have never felt I was treated differently because I was a woman in school, work, politics and other social settings so I’ve never understood the complaints by modern day self-proclaimed feminists. I am proud of my career successes as a CPA and after a busy day at work, I do enjoy cooking up a great meal for both my boyfriend and myself. I, like Cuoco-Sweeting, do not feel that it is wrong to have these feelings and it does not make me any less of a woman or a weaker person for feeling this way.
But alas, as if an alarm went off in liberal minds across the country, Cuoco-Sweeting’s comments led to uproar on social media. Comments on twitter suggested that all successful women need to be feminists, and labeled her uneducated and selfish for her comments. This forced her to come out with an apology for those she may have offended.
Was anyone truly offended by the comments posted above from her interview? Can you really tell me that Cuoco-Sweeting was being disrespectful for the women who have paved the way to enable women to achieve success in careers on equal footing as men? Of course not because it is faux outrage.
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is in fact paid the same amount as her main male co-stars on the TV show The Big Bang Theory. She is not putting down movements made by women generations ago, but rather pointing out that their efforts have led her to never have to feel those hardships and unequal treatment. She has a sedinse of fulfillment in work she does and was sincere about something she enjoys doing for her husband. But having a women express these opinions does not fit into the liberal narrative of a War on Women, and so, there needed to be a backlash for her comments.
Instead of coming out and supporting a strong, young actress for being honest and proud of the life she is living, they knocked her down as quickly as they could. They turned a positive, female success story into a negative, anti-women piece. Shame on the liberals that chose to be hypocrites and tear down a successful woman for speaking her mind. I’m sure that’s what Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton hoped would happen when they started the women’s suffrage movement in the U.S.