Monday, July 8, 2013

Susan Sarandon Asserts She Is Not a "Feminist;" Women's Rights Activist Sees Term as Demeaning

Susan Sarandon -- who has worked diligently for women's rights during the past four decades -- told the British newspaper "The Guardian" in a recent interview that she would never call herself a "feminist," The Daily Beast website reports today (July 8, 2013).

"It's a bit of an old-fashioned word," the 66-year-old actress said, referring to herself as a "humanist" instead because that word is "less alienating to people who think of feminism as a load of strident bitches and because you want everyone to have equal pay, equal rights, education, and health care."

The feminist identity is used more "to minimize you," she said, adding that her 28-year-old daughter "doesn't even relate" to the term.

Most women now view feminism -- which reached its peak in the 1970s -- as being outdated in our society. In fact, many women now believe that feminism has become an ideology whose primary objective is to support lesbians and a lesbian lifestyle.

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