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Sheryl Sandberg: I Embrace The Word 'Feminism'

04/09/2014 03:39 pm ET | Updated Apr 09, 2014

Sheryl Sandberg hasn't always loved the word "feminism," but she's come around on it.

When the Facebook COO dropped by HuffPost Live to chat about her new book, Lean In: For Graduates, she explained her stance on being a feminist to host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani.

"I embrace the word 'feminism.' I didn't do it earlier in my career and I talk about why in the book, but I embrace it now because what feminism is, is a belief that the world should be equal, that men and women should have equal opportunity," Sandberg said.

And she doesn't think feminism is a banner to be carried only by women.

"If you understand that definition, it's incumbent upon all of us to be feminists -- men and women," she said.

See the full HuffPost Live conversation with Sheryl Sandberg below.


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