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Jane the Virgin Star Quickly Changes Her Feminist Status

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It seems the new trend these days is to put actresses on the spot to ask them if they’re feminists. Although it very occasionally happens to men, women are getting asked this question more and more these days as some sort of test. But this time it was a fan who asked Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez if she considers herself a feminist. What she said may surprise you.

On one hand, I like that the question is being asked and it’s great when people say really powerful things about feminism. On the other, I feel really bad when actors get attacked because they simply don’t know the real definition of the word. But Rodriguez had an approach we haven’t seen before. Check out this exchange on Twitter:

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See? Easy peasy.

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."