In a recent interview with HollywoodLife.com, Gloria Steinem said she approves of Lena Dunham.

The interview took place at the DVF Awards, a ceremony that honors women who have "leadership, strength, and courage in their respective fields."

Steinem said she believes the world is very different from when she first started fighting for women’s rights. She also said she is pleased the younger generation is “stepping up like never before.”

“There are many more young feminists now than there are older ones," Steinem continued. "And even though the opposition or the Rush Limbaugh’s of the world keep trying to declare [that] feminism [is] over, it’s actually much much bigger, even if you just look at the public opinion polls, and who calls themselves a feminist. Now, its thirty percent of men for instance in addition to the majority of women”.

Steinem semi-praised Girls during a lecture at Boston's Summit College in March. "I only saw the first couple episodes of 'Girls,' so I can't speak to all of it, but I think it was much more realistic as to how girls look and dress and talk, and that all sex is not wonderful," she said. "Some of it is silly and boring. It felt much more realistic to me."

Do you think is Lena Dunham a good role model for modern day feminism?

Thanks to HollywoodLife.com

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