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Wonder Woman on Feminism: It’s Not About ‘Hairy Armpits’ and ‘Hating Men’


Being a feminist is not about having hairy armpits. Or burning bras. Or hating men.

That’s according to Gal Gadot, the actress who is playing Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, in the new film opening June 2.

Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Gadot, 32, laid out her case. “Wonder Woman is a feminist, of course,” she said. “I think people have a misconception about what feminism is. People think hairy armpits and women who burn bras and hate men. That’s not it. For me, feminism is all about equality and freedom and [women] choosing what we want to do. If it’s salaries, then we get paid equal to men. It’s not men vs. women or women vs. men.”

She added, “It was important to me that my character would never come and preach about how men should treat women. Or how women should perceive themselves. It was more about playing oblivious to society’s rules. ‘What do you mean women can’t go into the Parliament? Why?''” she asks.

Gadot wasn’t asked if she’d be willing to rope Hillary Clinton with the golden Lasso of Truth and ask her a few questions.

“It’s just reminding everyone how things should be,” she said of her character’s pc naiveté. “I wanted to play the fish out of water, but I didn’t want to play her too silly.”

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