Zooey Deschanel Shows Her 'Fiery Feminist' Side: 'Not Every Woman is Dying to Give Birth'

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Don't think Zooey Deschanel is in any rush to have a few adorable babies of her own. Becoming a mom is not exactly on the New Girl's radar.

"Like every woman is dying to give birth! I don't think so. Nobody asks guys that," Deschanel told InStyle. "And you go into a supermarket and every tabloid is like, 'Pregnant and Alone!' Stuck in the 1950s ideal of how a woman should live her life. This brings out the fiery feminist in me."

Deschanel credits her parents for her staunch independence and creativity. She remembers "drawing in one corner, writing or sewing in another. I was lucky to have parents who were really, really supportive in terms of creativity. We only went clothes shopping twice a year, but every single day of the week I had something else I was learning to do."

Deschanel, who co-founded the website HelloGiggles, believes it was her upbringing that has kept her from falling into the Hollywood trap of materialism and self-harm.

"I've seen a lot of people turn—sometimes it unlocks who they really are. They turn into celebrities who are separate from themselves. That's OK, but I just don't want to be like that," she says. "I have to be normal. My mother wouldn't let me be any other way."

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