Leighton Meester’s Role Model Is Betty Friedan

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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.