‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot: Feminism Is About ‘Freedom of Choice’

Women shouldn’t hesitate to call themselves feminists, according to one popular actress.

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times republished an interview with Israeli actress Gal Gadot conducted by WWD. While the piece centered on the Wonder Woman star serving as the new global ambassador for Revlon cosmetics, it also touched on Gadot’s take on feminism.

Makeup “definitely” belongs in feminism, according to the 32-year-old star, as well as “anything that makes you feel more confident more beautiful and better about yourself.”

She worried, however, that many strong women are cautious about calling themselves feminists.

“There’s a big misinterpretation about the way that people view the term of feminism,” she said. “I have friends — girlfriends — who have careers and they’re mothers and they do it all, and they are afraid to say that they’re a feminist.”

From there, she went on to define feminism.

“Feminism is not about hating men or burning bras or fighting anyone,” she stressed. “It’s about, first of all, equality, and it’s about freedom of choice and I think that in this world we should all be feminists and whoever is not is a sexist.”

She’s right: feminism should be about “freedom of choice.” But the abortion industry and many and the media interpret that to mean unwavering support for abortion, or the “choice” of women to abort. In contrast, pro-lifers know that “freedom of choice” should also be applied to unborn persons, women (and men) in the womb, and their struggle to live.

Gadot continued by urging she was a feminist.

“And I am that [a feminist], and I love women, and I think especially now with everything that’s been going on in Hollywood, we’re in a beautiful momentum and in a very interesting era for women,” she said, likely referring to the myriad of sexual assault and harassment charges plaguing the entertainment industry. “It truly feels like there’s this cultural change — shift — and I think that it’s necessary.”

Last year, the working mother of two appeared to be pro-life, calling her new baby a “wonder” and her ability to “grow humans” a “superpower.”


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