Hillary Clinton Tells Lena Dunham She "Absolutely" Considers Herself a Feminist

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"It just means that we believe women have the same rights as men: politically, culturally, socially, economically," says Clinton.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sat down for an interview with Girls star Lena Dunham to discuss issues important to younger female voters.

In a clip from the interview obtained by Politico, the two talk about what it means to be a feminist — which Clinton says she "absolutely" considers herself.

"You know, 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,' " says Clinton. "Well, a feminist, by definition, is someone who believes in equal rights."

The former first lady tells Dunham that the true meaning of the word needs to be spread.

"I'm hoping that people will not be afraid to say that doesn't mean you hate men. That doesn't mean you want to separate out the world so that you're not part of ordinary life. 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. That's what it means."

Clinton and Dunham also discussed student debt and women’s health, among other topics, according to Politico. The full interview will be posted on Dunham’s website, LennyLetter.com, on Tuesday.

Along with the interview, the segment will include comedy sketches, one featuring a cameo by comedian Amy Schumer, reported Politico.

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