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Kelly Clarkson: 'I'm not a feminist, that's too strong'

Songstress Kelly Clarkson has opened up about her stance on women's rights and confessed that while she wouldn't declare herself a feminist, she loves being independent and also enjoys being looked after by her husband.

During a new interview with Time magazine, Clarkson admitted that she wouldn't consider herself a feminist but she is very proud of the fact that she has worked very hard to support herself since she was in her late teens:

"I wouldn’t say [I'm a] feminist, that’s too strong. I think when people hear feminist it’s just like, ‘Get out of my way I don’t need anyone'. I love that I’m being taken care of, and I have a man that’s an actual leader. I’m not a feminist in that sense… but I’ve worked really hard since I was 19, when I first auditioned for Idol."

The 'Tie It Up' beauty also opened up about the pressures of fame as a woman and when asked how she has managed to resist giving herself up in the way some of her contemporaries have, she explained that she just stays true to herself and won't allow others to dictate her look:

"There’ve always been women in the industry who have pushed the envelope — Cher, Madonna, Annie Lennox. I don’t think anything different is going on. People say, “Oh, you never go for the whole sex-appeal thing.” Well, I don’t ever not go for it, either. I just go for who I am. People in the industry have tried douche moves with me, but of course they’re going to, because they make money when girls do that."






Watch her lyric video for 'Underneath The Tree' here: