Quotables: Cameron Diaz Continues Sharing Her Special Kind of Ignorance
4/14/2014 4:00 PM PDT, by Emily Trainham
“I don’t know if anyone is really naturally monogamous. We all have the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it’s been ingrained in us to do these things. A lot of people chase after it because they’ve been told, ‘This equals happiness. They chase it, they get it and then they find out, ‘Why did I think this was going to make me happy? I’m miserable.'"
--Cameron Diaz explains why you are not happy if you are in a committed relationship. Thanks, Cameron!
You know, Cameron Diaz has been making these broad, sweeping statements about relationships and society and pubic hair for what feels like a good long while now, and really, it's getting old. Because yes, Cameron, it's fine if someone doesn't want to be in a monogamous relationship. Great. But there's a way to say that without saying that everyone who does seek a monogamous relationship is wrong, or, sorry, "miserable." And let's not forget that in a lot of relationships -- maybe even most! -- feelings are at least somewhat involved, so falling back on animal instincts is a little insulting as well.
Basically, this is a great big fail. Thought you could do better, Cameron. But I guess I thought way too wrong.