Jackie Collins is one of the most famous and influential female authors on the planet, but she doesn't really relate to the term "feminist."
"'Feminist' always conjures up a picture of a bunch of women ripping off their bras and throwing them away, which is so ridiculous," she told HuffPost Live. "It's kind of like a cliche." (It's important to note that the bra-burning stereotype is actually rooted in a myth sparked by a 1968 protest.)
Still, Collins says she's committed to honoring the power of women even if she's not crazy about the "feminist" label.
"I am a feminist in my own particular way. Of course I want equal rights for women, and I've always written about the double standard that exists between men and women, and it really pisses me off," she said.
So what does a powerful woman like Collins do when she's confronted with sexism? She does something pretty amazing, according to a story she shared about an interview she once did in New York with "one of the big papers."
"I was doing the interview at a private conference room. As I walked out of the conference room, the guy pinched my ass. I thought, 'How dare you?'" she said. "So you know what I did? I just turned around, smiled and pinched his ass and then walked out. I thought, 'There's equality for you.'"
See the full HuffPost Live interview with Jackie Collins in the video below.