Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was interviewed on Sept. 8 by actress Lena Dunham about feminism and other issues (video below).
The interview, filmed at Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign headquarters, will not be online in full until Sept. 29, but a preview clip was released on Sept. 24, notes Politico.
In the preview, Dunham asks the former Secretary of State, "Do you consider yourself a feminist?”
"Yes, absolutely," Clinton replies, which brings a huge smile to Dunham's face.
Clinton then 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.
I’m hoping that people will not be afraid to say, 'That doesn’t mean you hate men, it doesn’t mean that 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 women have the same rights as men politically, culturally, socially, economically; that's what it means.
The interview is for Dunham's new online digital newsletter and reportedly covers Clinton's college days, her 20s and her career path.
“Hillary was drawn to Lena's unique voice, dynamic talent and strong commitment to women's rights," Clinton's communications aide Kristina Schake told Politico. "Hillary and Lena had a strong connection, which comes through in this intimate, engaging interview.”
Dunham told CNN that she has been an "active Clinton supporter for a long time."
Dunham said she hopes the interview will "humanize" Clinton and "show young women that [Clinton] was also, at one point, a woman at a crossroads, young, confused, and she wasn't always this sort of political titan figure that she presents us today."