I was pleasantly surprised this week to hear that Spider-Man co-star, Kirsten Dunst, spoke out in support of traditional (AKA: biblical) gender roles.
A recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar said, “Dunst is surprisingly outspoken on the subject of gender: ‘I feel like the feminine has been a little undervalued,’ she says. ‘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…'”
Wow. A wildly popular Hollywood female touted the benefits of men being men and women being women. How refreshing in today’s mixed-up world of “transgenderism,” same-sex marriage, feminism, and so on.
As expected, Ms. Dunst faced a tongue-lashing from the left for stepping “out of line.” Of the comments that I read, one called her “dumb;” another said that she “should never be allowed to talk near young girls.”
Ariane Sommer said, “People nowadays have to make a living and simply can’t afford the luxury of spending the entire day at home.”
Hmmm. I’m not sure that “luxury” is a word I would use to describe the sacrifices many families make to allow the wife to be home to raise the children, but maybe that’s a topic for another day.
I think it’s incredibly sad that so many women feel that they have to be something they’re not, simply because society tells them that they’re “empowered.” It also saddens me that many children miss out on so much because their mothers believe that it’s beneath them actually to be a mother.
When it comes down to it, even some of the Hollywood elite recognize that God’s ways really are best (though they still may not recognize God’s part in it). He created male and female to complement and complete each other. Biology confirms it. And when we look honestly and objectively, without the liberal bias, we see that the traditional, biblical family is where children and couples (and therefore communities, states, and the nation) thrive.
Thank you, Kirsten Dunst, for speaking truth in spite of the pressure to do otherwise.
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27