The star of ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ opens up about his role as a lady-killing gambler in the violent neo-noir, and how his parents raised him to respect women.
Cool interview, here’s an excerpt:
I read that you consider yourself a “male feminist,” and you credit your parents who are educators and really taught you about the history of feminism. But nowadays, you have a lot of young stars coming out against being labeled a feminist.
Coming out against the label? Wow. I guess I’m not aware of that. What that means to me is that you don’t let your gender define who you are—you can be who you want to be, whether you’re a man, a woman, a boy, a girl, whatever. However you want to define yourself, you can do that and should be able to do that, and no category ever really describes a person because every person is unique. That, to me, is what “feminism” means. So yes, I’d absolutely call myself a feminist. And if you look at history, women are an oppressed category of people. There’s a long, long history of women suffering abuse, injustice, and not having the same opportunities as men, and I think that’s been very detrimental to the human race as a whole. I’m a believer that if everyone has a fair chance to be what they want to be and do what they want to do, it’s better for everyone. It benefits society as a whole.
Me, all day everyday
i feel like everyone needs zac efron doing the booty dance on their blog
Dan Talking about Felix & Marzia [x]
favourite person talking about my favourite people
get to know me meme: favourite female characters [3/5]
I Googled Myself
Here’s my take on high school. The reason it stays with most people is because: a) almost everyone goes through it and b) they all go through it with, you know, a lot of “firsts,” you know, your first car, your first love, first sexual experience, first cry-all-night-crash-and-burn breakup, first hate crime, first date rape, first drug use, first time being labelled, first time you realize you weren’t as rich or smart or fast or strong or pretty, or mean or physical or prudish or whatever everyone else seemed to be at the time. First time you realize it’s not what you are or who you are, but who they let you be. But here’s some other “firsts” high school could be: Okay… like the first time you held your head up and decided not to play that game, you know, or the first time you found the right words to say to the right someone who really needed to hear them. The first time you realized you were good at something, or that you cared about something enough to want to be good at it. The first time you shrugged off a label or a rumour, or an attack and just simply took the high road and let it go. Or the first time you decided to fight back.