Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Quote of the Day: Megan Fox Edition

Via Jezebel:

"If you want your girls to feel strong and intelligent and be outspoken and fight for what they think is right, then I want to be that type of role model." - Times of London, June 2009

Thanks to my friend Stef for finding this for me.


Vesper said...

No!! So terrible! I've read quotes from her (also via jezebel) about how she thinks women in hollywood should embrace being sex objects because this is where their power is. She's so arrogant. She's would be a horrible roll model for young girls! OMG please say you aren't serious. We can definitely have better roll models (such as those who don't talk at length about how women hate them and they'd rather hang out with guys!).

Please, please, please put up some really inspiring words. Like these ones from bell hooks (probably one of my favourite quotes):
"Feminist theory and feminist practice are part of the essential belief systems that provide the sound foundation for my life. Without feminism I would not enjoy the ecstasy of being a holistic critical thinker, a dissident voice able to invent myself time and time again. I would not be self-actualized, free or happy. All the thinking and writing I do--passionately, continuously--is fueled by the energy of constant militant feminist resistance. And LOVE--there would be no sustained true love without feminism."

Alison Young said...

As good as a quote that was by Megan Fox, she is most definitely NOT what girls should aspire to be, especially if you read the rest of her interviews, and realize something about her as an actress--she isn't a very good one,relying only on her other assets when it comes to doing movie roles.

Please pick someone smarter, classier, maybe even, oh, I don't know, actually TALENTED at her profession, next time.

Amelia said...

I would like to point out that nowhere did I make any commentary in this post, so my opinion of the quote and the actress who said it was assumed, not stated.

I think it's a good topic of conversation. Nowhere did I say that I liked/supported diliked/did not support the woman who said it.

All other criticism/opinion is valid, but assuming that I chose this quote because the person who said it is "smart, classy" or "TALENTED at her profession" is an assumption being made by readers.

Just wanted to point that out.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't have said it better Vesper.

Saranga said...

Uh. So she wants women to feel strong and intelligent yet she comes up with crap about Wonder Woman?
[Wondy fan entitlement rage over/]