Anytime feminists are outraged about a pop culture product, it’s a good sign of that product’s quality. Such was the case when Jurassic World debuted over the summer. It broke box office records, and tweaked feminist sensibilities.
At the core of feminist criticism was the character played by Bryce Dallas Howard, an executive who ran the titular park and navigated the place in high heels. The film, and Howard herself, was lambasted for the footwear. With the film’s release on home video this week, Howard took a moment to snap back. From Variety:
“She’s in high heels because she’s a woman who has been in high heels her whole life and she can f—ing sprint in them,” Howard said of her character in an interview with Cosmopolitan. “She can. That’s kind of how I perceived it. She doesn’t have to be in menswear and flats in order to outrun a T. rex. That’s what women can do.”
You gotta love the sass. Feminists need to decide whether they want women to be equal to men, which proves absurd, or treated with equal value. The latter does not require or even allow for the former. Howard doesn’t need to be just like the boys to keep up with them.