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Shailene Woodley Is Now Officially a Feminist, Wants to Start a Matriarchy

Shailene Woodley
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We can only hope it was her starring role on Big Little Lies that spurred this feminist revolution.

Sometimes, all it takes is an Emmy-nominated show about a tight-knit pack of rich California moms to make a girl go from "I'm not a feminist" to "let's start a matriarchy." Two years ago, Shailene Woodley declared she wasn't a feminist because "it's a label" and she didn't want to be defined by "one thing." Now, fresh off the first season of Big Little Lies--which is one of the best and most feminist shows on television ever--she's changed her tune and is ready to start a revolution.

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In an interview with the New York Times, Woodley took a break from eating raw food with Willow Smith, making her own fluoride-free toothpaste, and being an environmental activist to clear up her stance on feminism. Besides adhering to the label now, she went one step further and called for an overhaul of the whole damn system.

"If females start working through the false narrative of jealousy and insecurity fed through a patriarchal society, then not only will we have more women feeling confident in themselves and supportive of one another, but we will start introducing a type of matriarchy, which is what this world needs," Woodley explained. "We need more softness and more silence and more pause through the chaos."

We're not sure what the creators of Big Little Lies have planned for next season but, we can only hope this means that when we return to Monterey, Jane convinces the mommy mafia to all move away together and start a feminist commune.

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