"I'm not a feminist. If men were going through the things women are going through today, I would be fighting for them with just as much passion. I believe in equality," she told People magazine after receiving the Empowering Women award at the L.A. Make Equality Reality event.
"For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept. I'm more interested in, you know, SpaceX and Tesla, what's going to happen with our intergalactic possibilities. Whenever people bring up feminism, I'm like, god. I'm just not really that interested."
When asked if she considers herself a feminist during an interview with the Miami New Times, the Teen Mom star replied, "I'm pretty feminine. I think so." After clarifying that the question was whether she considered herself a feminist and not feminine, the erotic novel author said, "What does that mean, you're a lesbian or something?"
"It's unacceptable to me. The very idea of children brings out this deep revulsion in me...I'd rather die from torture because the worst thing in the world is to have a family lifestyle. I'm against feminism...what would you keep the children for? So they can get you a glass of water when you're on your deathbed?"
After her man Gerrett Hedlund said, "You need a man to be a man and a woman to be a woman. That's why relationships work" during a joint interview, Dunst felt a little backlash for the anti-feminist comment. She later clarified, "Obviously I'm a feminist. It's ridiculous that anyone would think other of me."
"I wouldn't say [I'm a] feminist, that's too strong. I think when people hear feminist it's just like, 'Get out of my way I don't need anyone.' I love that I'm being taken care of, and I have a man that's an actual leader. I'm not a feminist in that sense."
"I wouldn't go so far as to say I am a feminist, that can come off as a negative connotation. But I am a strong female. My parents raised me to be pretty independent and I grew up—I have sisters but they're a lot older than me—an only child. I feel like that contributes to how I handle myself and how I carry myself."
"Well, I don't think of myself as a feminist at all. As soon as we start labeling and categorizing ourselves and others, that's going to shut down the world. I would never say that."
"It's about labeling. For me feminism is bra-burning lesbianism. It's very unglamorous. I'd like to see it rebranded. We need to see a celebration of our femininity and softness."
"I'm not a feminist. I hail men, I love men. I celebrate American male culture, and beer, and bars and muscle cars…"
"It's not even that I want to call myself that. I just sort of go, 'Oooooh!' It's an eyeball roller. You know what I mean? It's like, oh man, it's a weird question. The word 'feminist' is so broad."
"I love males too, though. I like to be a feminist, but I'm also a…maleist? What would you call that? I'm a strong woman who loves men."