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Glamour EIC Cindi Leive Starts 'Women in Tech' Talk on Reddit

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Editor in Chief of Glamour magazine, Cindi Leive, took to Reddit today for an AMA chat inspired by Glamour's "women in tech" feature in the November 2014 issue of the magazine. And during the chat, she had no problem dropping the F-word on Reddit. Leive wrote:

Yes, I'm a feminist. (And so is my husband!) I was raised by a strong mother, a strong stepmother, and a lot of good men in our corner. I don't think there's anything radical or extreme about feminism; to me it means just that women and men should have equal opportunity, which frankly I think is common sense.
Leive also fended off some tough questions about everything from her yearly salary ("20 pairs of shoes and five handbags :)") to Photoshopping ("...we actually don't retouch women's body size at all") to this lovely Gawker story ("No, but let me know if you do!"). In response to a question about whether it bothered her that Glamour's success relies on playing into women's insecurities, she wrote: "I don't think that it does! I think it depends on the ambitions and hopes of women, to live their dreams. This conversation is about the ambitions of women--how we get where we want in life."

Another Reddit user asked if Leive could share any celebrity cover shoot horror stories, and she responded by writing, "I have taken a solemn vow not to tell tales out of school, but i will tell you that our entertainment director says that her job description is 'negotiating with terrorists.'"
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