2014 was a banner year for feminism, but at least one A-list actress isn't down with the F-word quite yet. Kaley Cuoco, who is Redbook magazine's February cover girl, was asked the "Are you or aren't you" question that's become de rigueur for lady celebs -- and her answer hit certain spheres of the internet yesterday with a resounding thud.
"Is it bad if I say no? It's not really something I think about. Things are different now, and I know a lot of the work that paved the way for women happened before I was around," Cuoco said. "I was never that feminist girl demanding equality, but maybe that's because I've never really faced inequality."
Certain critics of "The Big Bang Theory" might beg to differ about that (not for nothing, for a long time Cuoco's character on the show was both a) the only female, and b) the only one without a last name), but in the meantime, the actress went on to expound upon the ways that her non-feminist affiliation pan out in her marriage to husband Ryan Sweeting:
"I cook for Ryan five nights a week: It makes me feel like a housewife; I love that," she said. "I know it sounds old-fashioned, but I like the idea of women taking care of their men. I'm so in control of my work that I like coming home and serving him."
Uh-oh. Is this going to be the last gasp for feminism in 2014? A flat-out rejection of the word by one of the highest-paid and most successful female celebs on TV?
Um, obviously not. Here's what's really going on here: Kaley is totally a feminist! She's just holding off on declaring her affiliation until next year, because doing it now would be too trendy, and the one thing Kaley Cuoco is defiantly not is a bandwagoner.
Our prediction: Kaley will out herself as a card-carrying member of the Sisterhood of Ladies Who Wear the Figurative Pants by this time next year... For sure.