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Jenna Bush Hager: My 'Feminist' Father Inspired Me in Raising My Daughters

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By    |   Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 12:25 PM

Former president George W. Bush was a feminist, according to daughter Jenna Bush Hager, and he inspired her in raising her daughters, according to an interview in People Magazine.

"People laugh at this, but I think my dad was a feminist. He showed us that we could be whatever we wanted to be," said Hager, a host on NBC's "Today."

She said her father's example helps her with her two daughters. "I want them to feel strong and capable and feel like they can conquer the world."

Hager and her twin sister Barbara Pierce Bush "always felt sorry for the boys in class," she said. "Our dad led us to believe that we were the smartest, most capable kids out there."

"They really wanted us to be curious, independent thinkers. They wanted to raise us to have our own views and be able to articulate them," Hager said about her father and mother Laura Bush.

In 2015, Hager said she does not consider the term "feminism" a negative.

"There is nothing wrong with the term ‘feminism.' Anyone that's for women — which I am, as a woman, as the mother of a little girl, and as someone who's worked with women all over the world, what's wrong with supporting women? There's nothing wrong with that," she said during a South by Southwest panel.

"The most important thing is to raise loving humans," Hager said in the People interview.

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