Should We All Stop Labeling Our Sexuality?
Kristen Stewart thinks so.
You've gotta hand it to Kristen Stewart: The girl doesn't care what anyone thinks. In an industry where women are expected to live under a microscope, that can't be easy.
In her latest interview with Nylon Magazine, Kristen tackled the topic of her sexuality (probably because the media loves posting photos of her with rumored girlfriend Alicia Cargile and speculating about the nature of their relationship.) Her response to the whole thing -- whether you love her or not -- was pretty epic: “Google me, I’m not hiding.”
She went on to discuss the fluidity of sexuality: “I think in three or four years, there are going to be a whole lot more people who don’t think it’s necessary to figure out if you’re gay or straight. It’s like, just do your thing.”
On the one hand, Kristen may be on to something. Trying to force yourself to fit into a specific box, especially at a young age, can limit your personal growth. On the other hand, you have to consider that labels can be a source of strength for some. In a society where some sexual identities are judged more harshly than others, claiming an identity can be an act of empowerment.
So what do you think? Is labeling your sexuality outdated? Is K-Stew ahead of her time? Weigh in below.