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Hillary Clinton Leaves Little Room for Interpretation When Asked by Lena Dunham if She's a Feminist

"That doesn't mean you hate men."

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Hillary Clinton says she is "absolutely" a feminist and that she is "puzzled" by women who say they are for equal rights while insisting they are not feminists.

Clinton made the comment to actress and screenwriter Lena Dunham during an interview for Dunham's new website and newsletter,, which will launch Tuesday, Time reported.

"I think the question on every Lenny's reader's lips is, 'Do you consider yourself a feminist?'" Dunham said.

"Yes, absolutely," Clinton responded. "You know, I'm always a little bit puzzled when any woman, of whatever age, but particularly a young woman, says something like, and you've heard it, 'Well, I believe in equal rights but I'm not a feminist.'"

Clinton claimed that, "by definition," a feminist is someone who believes in equal rights. She added that she hopes the term isn't one that people will be afraid to say.

"That doesn't mean you hate men," Clinton continued. "I just means that we believe women have the same rights as men, politically, culturally, socially, economically. That's what it means."

The cat is out of the bag! Hillary Clinton sat down with Lena Dunham for Lenny Issue #1. Sign up now! #LennyLetter

Posted by Lenny on Thursday, September 24, 2015

(H/T: Time)

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