13-Year Old Actress Rowan Blanchard’s Feminist Stance Is Applaudable
- JWB Post
- October 8, 2015
“I mean, come on. I don’t diet! I’m thirteen! Nobody my age should be dieting or trying to change themselves because society says so. And seriously, I’m thirteen!”
These are the words of Disney Channel’s renowned star, Rowan Blanchard, who we all have seen in the series ‘Girl Meets World’, and yes, she’s only thirteen.
What made her say these words is when an interviewer asked her a sexist question on the red carpet.
“Someone recently asked if I had any dieting tips for other teenage girls,”
“Try and reverse that. ‘Do you have any dieting tips for other teenage boys?'”
She also added, what I acknowledge as the coolest dieting tip ever, to her answer:
“The only ‘dieting tip’ I have is, like, if you don’t order fries, you’ll probably be mad.”
This gorgeous teen-star isn’t just known for her witty comebacks, but also for her post-modern feminist stance. Read her comment on the gender-biased red-carpet questions asked from celebrities:
“On a red carpet, the only thing I’m often asked is, “Who are you wearing?” And my co-stars, my friends who are older, even much older, really accomplished actresses who I admire—it’s the same story. For a guy, the first question is, “What drew you to this project?” And it’s like, come on! I want to wear cool clothes. I love fashion. We all do. But we shouldn’t be taken less seriously because we’re in dresses. You can be a kick a-s-s feminist—sorry, I know it’s not technically a swear but still!—but you can contribute to the fight against objectification and be wearing your favorite designer. At the end of the day, it’s about equality.”
Wow! That’s quite a lot of wisdom coming from a 13-year old! If she’s so sensitive to feminist issues at this mere age, there’s nothing doubting the fact that the world is going to get a revolutionary feminist activist in the form of her in the years to come.
PS: I am ordering fries now. #KThanksBye