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Mindy Kaling Reminds Everyone That You Can Like The Kardashians and Still Be a Feminist

Mindy Kaling==TORY BURCH celebrates "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?" a new book by MINDY KALING==Tory Burch Flagship, 797 Madison Ave., NYC==November 01, 2011==© Patrick McMullan==Photo - AMBER De VOS/ PatrickMcMullan.com== ==

Mindy Kaling has been making the rounds, promoting her new book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, and discussing the joys of such things as fantasy Ghostbusters remakes and getting hair extensions. But she says there's a downside to talking about those things. "If you like lipstick or watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians while you do the elliptical machine, and you're willing to admit to any of that, that there are people who think you’re letting down women or something," she tells the AV Club. "Which is just a bunch of bullshit, and can make me kind of angry," she says. "I've written 22 episodes of The Office, and I’m a super-confident writer, and I hate that that makes me 'stupider' or something. I do think there's a reaction to me, also, because of the character I play on the show or the fact that I sound like an 11-year-old girl, that people think I'm an 11-year-old girl, or that I'm somehow not a feminist, or I'm selling out women. I'm really impatient with that," she says. "I think it's crap."

Photo: Amber De Vos/© Patrick McMullan