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Beyoncé’s reluctant feminism

It should come as no surprise that Beyoncé calls herself a feminist. She's self-made, successful, and possesses a song catalog that reads like a lady empowerment playlist. What's unusual is the lengths to which Ms. Sasha Fierce herself will go to walk back that simple statement.

In a new interview with British Vogue, the 31 year-old hedged when asked if she considers herself a feminist. "That word can be very extreme," she said, before acknowledging, "I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality." Unlike those old school feminists who are totally opposed to equality, that's what I guess. Beyoncé went on to explain, "I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it's something that's pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept. But I'm happily married. I love my husband. I feel like Mrs. Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I've ever been."

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