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Retiring the 'F' word is just a step back in our fight to gain equality

Published 06/10/2015 | 02:30

American President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Meryl Streep, but the revered actress won’t win any prizes for turning her back on feminism and reinforcing negative stereotypes
American President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Meryl Streep, but the revered actress won’t win any prizes for turning her back on feminism and reinforcing negative stereotypes

Actresses in Hollywood work in the most sexist industry on the planet, so why are so many of them so reluctant to describe themselves as feminists?

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The latest high-profile star to recoil from the 'F word' is Meryl Streep, who ironically chose a promotional tour for her new movie Suffragette to renounce the term.

"I am a humanist. I am for a nice easy balance," she told 'Time Out' magazine, when asked if she considered herself a feminist.

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