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Tue Jan 14, 2014, 02:05 PM

7 Reasons Keira Knightley is a Badass Feminist

The upcoming issue of Harper's Bazaar UK should make feminists very optimistic about 2014. In a feature interview, Keira Knightley uses the f-word for the first time, which makes us want to clap, dance, and binge-drink bottomless Pimms. She's become one of the many stars to fully embrace feminism this year, and we couln't be more excited. To celebrate, let's take a look at some of the quotes from her latest interview with Harper's Bazaar UK, and sprinkle them onto other awesome feminist moments in her career.

1. She's Complained About the Excessive Use Of Photoshop to Enhance Women's Bodies
In 2012, the 28-year-old actress told Allure she was shocked upon seeing the poster for her film King Arthur. She says Photoshop is "too much of a good thing," and complained about her breasts always being altered. "They always pencil in my boobs," she told the magazine.

2. She Thinks Feminism Shouldn't Be a Dirty Word

"I think it's great that the discussions are finally being allowed to be had [about feminism], as opposed to anybody mentioning feminism and everybody going, 'Oh, fucking shut up.' Somehow, [feminism] became a dirty word. I thought it was really weird for a long time, and I think it's great that we're coming out of that."

3. The Actress Believes Hollywood Needs to Make Room For Women

"Hollywood has a really long way to go. I don't think that anybody can deny that, really, and I think as much as you are getting more women playing lead roles they're still pretty few and far between." -Harper's Bazaar UK February 2014 Issue

4. The Actress Called Out Hollywood For Its Obsession With Women's Looks

After she was scrutinized for being "too skinny" at 2006 premier of Pirates Of The Caribbean, she told People Magazine "Whatever people say about my weight they are all wrong. Hollywood is all about the way you look and I don't think that's the healthy thing for anyone."



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Tue Jan 14, 2014, 02:21 PM

1. Love Keira. She takes on some Brave Roles. Brave.

just one of her more daring forays:

A Dangerous Method
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis
Suffering from hysteria, Sabina Spielrein is hospitalized under the care of Dr. Carl Jung who has begun using Dr. Sigmund Freud's talking cure with some of his patients. Spielrain's psychological problems are deeply rooted in her childhood and violent father. She is highly intelligent however and hopes to be a doctor, eventually becoming a psychiatrist in her own right. The married Jung and Spielrein eventually become lovers. Jung and Freud develop an almost father-son relationship with Freud seeing the young Jung as his likely successor as the standard-bearer of his beliefs. A deep rift develops between them when Jung diverges from Freud's belief that while psychoanalysis can reveal the cause of psychological problems it cannot cure the patient.

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