In an interview with Lena Dunham, presidential contender Hillary Clinton said she wants women to be proud feminists, according to Variety. She said she’s “puzzled” by women who refuse to identify as such, even if they fit the actual definition by supporting gender equality.
Clinton stated for Dunham’s new site LennyLetter.com:
“I’m always a little bit puzzled when any woman of whatever age, but particularly a young woman, says something like, ‘Well, I believe in equal rights, but I’m not a feminist.’ Well, a feminist is by definition someone who believes in equal rights
I’m hoping that people will not be afraid to say, ‘That doesn’t mean you hate men,’ It doesn’t mean you want to separate out the world, so you’re not a part of ordinary life—that’s not what it means at all! It just means that we believe that women have the same rights as men, politically, culturally, socially, economically.”
The interview will be posted through Dunham’s online newsletter on September 29th, which was co-created with “Girls” executive producer Jennifer Konner. An exclusive preview was released by Politico.
Watch the teaser to the interview below: