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Actress Under Fire for Praising 'Valuable' Role of Women as Nurturers at Home

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Actress Kirsten Dunst came under attack from nasty feminists on the Internet for remarks she made in the U.K. edition of Harpers Bazaar magazine.

"I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued," Dunst said. "We all have to get our own jobs and make our own money, but staying at home, nurturing, being the mother, cooking – it’s a valuable thing my mum created. And sometimes, you need your knight in shining armour. I’m sorry. You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That’s why relationships work."

Erin Gloria Ryan at the radical feminist site Jezebel took after Dunst as a dummy:

I'm not going to couch this much because Kirsten Dunst is not paid to write gender theory so it shouldn't surprise anyone that she's kind of dumb about it, just as I wouldn't be surprised if Gloria Steinem sucked at convincingly and heartbreakingly playing a mysterious oversexed teen who kills herself in a Sofia Coppola movie.

“Feminists claim to be pro-woman, but they only support ‘correct’ choices and decisions. But Kirsten’s views are timeless,” Katie Yoder of MRC’s Culture and Media Institute  told Fox News. “Femininity has lost its meaning. Our culture and media teach women that success means running after careers and money. Instead, a pro-woman society should emphasize a woman’s importance and worth, no matter her decision in how to live out her life.”

Dunst is currently dating Garrett Hedlund and said maybe she’ll try motherhood in her future, but then, she also painted a picture of being a bit of a spinster:

When films are behind Dunst, she says it will just be her and her best friend, Molly, with whom she used to put on plays in the backyard and share boy crushes. "We’re going to live together in a house," she says, "and who gives a shit what we eat, and who cares how many cats we have? Because you know, you have your girlfriends for life."