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Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman believes the world is still dominated by males even though there is a need for the equality of sexes.
“It is a male dominated world. That’s just a fact. When people say there is no need for feminism anymore because there is equality we know that’s not a true statement. The world is changing in the sense of the need and desire for equality between sexes. But there is still an enormous way to go,” Kidman said while replying to a query at Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2015 here.
“I don’t think it is a controversial statement at all. This is why there is a need for female equality. I am not saying that the female is not valued but it is still male dominate. Equality of the sexes, if that can be achieved, it can be a very different world.”
The 48-year-old actress said education and a humanist approach is important in protecting the family unit.
“Female dynamic is such an important dynamic in the world to exist. We nurture. We are the contributors to the family in a way the male is not and without the family unit surviving and becoming stronger, the world does not work. Primarily, we have to take care of family, men women and the both sexes of children.”
The actress said she learnt about women’s issues from her feminist mother.
“I always speak passionately about women’s issues because my mother is a feminist. She is 75-year-old and she is still passionate…”
Kidman, who got married to musician Keith Urban after her divorce from Tom Cruise, credits her partner for helping her achieve a quiet family life despite her Hollywood fame.
“I live a very quiet family life. I have created a very tight intimate family. I have a wonderful partner-husband, who is just very open hearted, engaged and wonderful father and husband. We create a very close family. I have this life and I have that life as well. They are parallel to each other.