Hey Bernie Sanders, are you a feminist?

25 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hey Bernie Sanders, are you a feminist?.

The clip released Thursday from actress Lena Dunham’s interview with Hillary Clinton has her asking the Democratic front-runner: “Do you consider yourself a feminist?” To no one’s surprise, Clinton’s answer is yes, and she adds: “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.” As it happens, I recently posed the exact question to Clinton’s opponent Sen. Hillary Clinton “absolutely” considers herself a feminist and is baffled by women who buck the label, she told Lena Dunham in a sit-down interview with the “Girls” star.Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sat down for an interview with Girls star Lena Dunham to discuss issues important to younger female voters. This chat followed a breezy appearance on Ellen, a segment on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and a sit-down with fashion and beauty site Refinery29, all in an effort to make the presidential hopeful seem more approachable and fun. That’s not what it means at all,” she says. “It just means that we believe women have the same rights as men: politically, culturally, socially, economically.

The already-taped segment also includes comedy sketches filmed at Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign headquarters, including a cameo by comedian Amy Schumer. No, I can’t do that right now,'” Clinton continued. ‘And then, about a year later he asked me again, and I said “No.” He said, “Well, I’m not asking you again until you’re ready to say yes.” And that was a large part of the ambivalence and the worry that I wouldn’t necessarily know who I was or what I could do if I got married to someone who was going to chart a path that he was incredibly clear about,’ Clinton added. ‘And I wasn’t quite sure how everything I cared about might fit into a marriage with him. But I also would hope that, in these enormously difficult times, where it is absolutely imperative that we stand up to the billionaire class, bring our people together, to fight for a progressive agenda, that all people—women—look at that candidate who has the record to do that. It was a big leap of faith, and I think most marriages are,’ she said. ‘I mean, you really do just sort of say, “OK, I think I know what it’s gonna be like, but I don’t know for sure. You’re looking at somebody who’s made a cornerstone, a key part of my campaign, the need for at least three months of family and medical leave; somebody who is fighting to raise the minimum wage over a two year period to $15 an hour, which will benefit everybody, but women actually more than men; somebody who regards it as enormously important that we fight for pay equity for women; somebody who believes that our child care system is a disaster today and that we need to have the best childcare/pre-K system in the world, making it universal and affordable.

Let’s find out.”‘ According to Politico, the full interview focused on Hillary’s life in college and her early 20s, her career path, and campaign issues that speak to millennials such as women’s health and student debt. So I think if people look at my record, I think they will see somebody who has had a lifelong record of support for the women’s movement and women’s rights. The day Clinton announced, the Girls star posted a photo of the new ‘H’ logo and called it her ‘new tramp stamp.’ She also posted the photo of Clinton with her Blackberry, made famous by the ‘Texts from Hillary’ meme and wrote, ‘this is Hillary reading a text from me that says “with you every step of the way, gurl.” #MyPresident.’ ‘Had the pleasure of visiting campaign headquarters in my very own Brooklyn!

Getting excited,’ she captioned the shot. ‘Hey, just a head’s up: accusing women of supporting Hillary just because she’s female is misogynistic BS,’ Dunham wrote. ‘Women are smart enough to make decisions based on a number of factors: policy, track record, campaign strategy.’ ‘Yes, I think it’s time for a female president but I’m not part of a witch’s cabal that senses ovaries and suddenly MUST VOTE,’ Dunham continued. ‘So go ahead, argue your political POV but don’t insult a woman’s intelligence by acting as though she votes exclusively along vaginal party lines.’

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