‘I am a Feminist,’ says Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said that she is a feminist and her position on equality between men and women had developed over the years. 

“Essentially, it’s about the fact that men and women are equal, in the sense of participation in society and in life in general. And in that sense I can say, ‘yes, I’m a feminist’,” Merkel told reporters after a meeting with Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.