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Zendaya’s definition of feminism reminds us why she’s an icon

The talented starlet on why it's so important to be a feminist.

Feminism is not about hating boys nor is about saying that girls are better. Feminism is about equality - in other words women are treated, paid, and have the same opportunities as men. But there's still some confusion surrounding the word. Often, the concept of feminism is seen in a negative light, and the real meaning is lost.

In her most recent interview with Flare magazine, Queen Zendaya shares her definition of feminism and it will make you do the praise hands emoji.

"A feminist is a person who believes in the power of women just as much as they believe in the power of anyone else.”

“It's equality, it's fairness, and I think it's a great thing to be a part of.​"

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Joining the long list of female celebrities speaking out on the issue (Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lawrence, Rowan Blanchard to namedrop a few), Zendaya continues her reign of being a total boss by explaining the importance of making your own decisions, particularly where your career is concerned.

"I've had a lot of voices tell me what I should be making," she told the mag.

"Personally, I would much rather live and die by my own hand. If my stuff sucks, then at least I made it suck. I didn't allow some person, some old dude in a suit, to make it suck for me."

Ugh, this girl needs her own TED talk ASAP.