Feminist Dad of the Day: Christian Bale

Feminist Dad of the Day: Christian Bale

I was reading the Batman cover story in EW and I wanted to shaare this quote from the interview with Christian Bale.

What was the last great kids' film you saw?

I have a daughter, so it becomes very important to me, more and more, to do things like making sure there's a female artist playing on the radio.  Just making sure that she's aware that she can do anything.  Therefore: Brave.  That's just a wonderful example.

I guess having Gloria Steinem as your stepmom does rub off on you.  I am also impressed that he went to Colorado to see the shooting victims on his own.

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Comments

Brenda Chapman

First of all, I am blown away that Mr. Bale went to visit the shooting victims. Compassion and kindness – the things most needed at this time. Well done.
Secondly, I am so honored that he felt BRAVE was the movie to take his daughter to. I have been a fan of his work since he was just a young boy… so it means a lot to me to know that he would mention BRAVE. Many thanks.

Xylo

It could be having Gloria Steinem as a stepmother rubbed off on him. Or, it could be that his father and mother raised him well, since Steinem and his late dad didn't marry until Bale was 26.

debra

"Feminist" shouldn't be thrown around so easily, especially when you're describing a man. He just said what a decent person and father should say. Our standards are honestly so low.

Penny Perkins

Can he really be a feminist dad when his behavior shows he's clearly NOT a feminist son, nor feminist brother, nor feminist husband? Here's one of the many articles about his arrest after an altercation with his mother and sister: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1037313/EXCLUSIVE-Arrested-Batman-star-flew-rage-mother-insulted-wife.html

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