Keira Knightley, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival

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Keira Knightley is a working woman, and she doesn't plan to change that any time soon. 

During an interview with Vogue for their October issue, the topic of feminism and juggling a career with motherhood came up, sparked by the recent feminist debate earlier this year by former State Department Director of Policy Planning Anne-Marie Slaughter, who said she put her job on the backburner to focus on the needs of her family. 

Here's what Knightley had to say about that...

"I'm glad that the subject is coming up again," she says. "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."

Knightley then adds, "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."

Do you agree with what Keira had to say? Give us your thoughts in the comments!

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