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Leighton Meester’s Role Model Is Betty Friedan

Leighton Meester’s role model is “the American writer Betty Friedan,” she tells clothing company Nelly.com. To clarify, that makes her a feminist.

Who is your role model and why?

The American writer Betty Friedan — she fought for gender equality and wrote the great book “The Feminine Mystique” which sparked the beginning of a second-wave feminism.

So do you consider yourself a feminist?

Sure. I believe in equal rights for men and women.

Here’s hoping new husband Adam Brody wasn’t expecting Meester to stay at home and do his laundry.

Leighton Meester’s Role Model Is Betty Friedan