TIME: You’ve talked before about being conscious of the kind of messages that you’re sending to young female fans when you’re taking on roles. Do you consider yourself a feminist?
Woodley: No, because I love men, and I think the idea of “raise women to power, take the men away from power” is never going to work because you need balance.
One of the major reasons this matters, apart from the innate inaccuracies of her interpretation of feminism, is because just two months before this interview, TIME published a blatantly contradictory piece entitled Why Hollywood Desperately Needs Shailene Woodley with a byline that proclaims: “The 22-year-old Divergent star turns out to be the outspoken feminist role model we’ve been waiting for.” Perhaps not.
Read the rest of this piece I wrote about the importance of celebrities who identify as feminist on Community Village!