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Zooey Deschanel: 'I can be feminist and still wear a Peter Pan collar'

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Zooey Deschanel has slammed critics who suggest that she cannot be a feminist and feminine at the same time.

In an interview with Glamour magazine, quoted by New York Magazine's The Cut, the New Girl star insisted that she is not faking her personality.

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"I'm just being myself," she said. "There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say.

"We can't be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a f**king feminist and wear a f**king Peter Pan collar. So f**king what?"

Deschanel went on to complain when the Glamour reporter asked if she would like children, saying: "That is so personal, and it's my pet peeve when people press you on it. And it's always women who get asked! Is anybody saying that to George Clooney?"

The actress also criticised internet users who comment on women, saying: "If you are tearing down somebody who has forged her own path just for wearing a tiara, rethink your priorities.

"I never stop myself from doing something because I'm afraid of what people might think. I remember I was with Loretta Lynn last summer, and she said, 'They say I'm not a feminist'. And she's the best role model you can think of. In the '60s and '70s, she was writing songs about the birth control pill and being a strong woman, and people still criticised her. So I always think about that."

New Girl airs Tuesdays on Fox.

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