In a statement posted to Twitter, she wrote, "James Cameron's inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising, as, although he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman."
While she thanked him for praising her film "Monster" (which earned a Best Actress Oscar for Charlize Theron), she pointed out he entirely missed why women loved seeing a strong female lead -- even if *gasp* she's attractive. And that for a female lead to be considered "strong," she doesn't have to be "hard, tough, and troubled."
She added, "There is no right and wrong kind of powerful woman."
Jenkins wasn't the only one who objected to Cameron's putdown, with people on Twitter -- including Lena Dunham -- pointing out his less-than-praiseworthy treatment of Kate Winslet and ex-wives Linda Hamilton and Kathryn Bigelow, who bested Cameron as Best Director at the 2009 Oscars.
I think of James Cameron exclusively as "that dude who didn't manage to hold Kathryn Bigelow down."— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 25, 2017
James Cameron congratulating his ex wife Kathryn Bigelow on being the first female to win a best director Oscar. What a supporter of women! pic.twitter.com/HtSU4AmNYY— Lauren Ash (@lauren_ash) August 24, 2017
Wonder Woman was a step backward for women in the same way leaving James Cameron & winning an Oscar was a step backward for Kathryn Bigelow— Josh Young (@_joshyoung) August 25, 2017