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Stephen Hawking Feminist Icon – The Theoretical Physicist Calls For ‘General Acceptance’ Of Women As Equals

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Piers Morgan finally got the chance to interview Stephen Hawking, and the theoretical physicist went toe-to-toe with the Good Morning Britain anchor on topics that ranged from Trump to gender equality.

Most notably, when Morgan suggested that there was “scientific evidence” of gender equality because the 5 most powerful people in the UK were all women. After naming off the Queen, the Prime Minister, the Scottish First Minister, the Home Secretary, and the Met Police Commissioner as proof of less sexism in the world, Hawking countered with

“It is not scientific proof of gender equality that is required, but general acceptance that women are at least the equals of men, or better,” he said. “I welcome these signs of women’s liberation. But there may still be a gap between those women achieving high public status and those in the private sector.”

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When asked by Morgan if he was a feminist, he replied, “Yes, I have always supported women’s rights. I moved the admission of women to my college, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. The results were wholly good.”

[Via Mashable]

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