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Allow Rowan Blanchard To Tell You Just Exactly What A Feminist Looks Like


Just when you thought you couldn't be more in awe of Rowan Blanchard, the 14-year-old slayed a speech about feminism that will have you standing in your seat.

The "Girl Meets World" actress, who is casually starting a teen feminist revolution, spoke at WE Day Minnesota on Nov. 3 about feminism and smashing stereotypes.

Standing before a crowd of young people, Blanchard defined the meaning of feminism for the audience, breaking down the social stigmas that are frequently associated with what it means to be a "real man" or a "real woman" in 2015.

"You can't pass a magazine stand without seeing headlines about what actress isn't skinny enough or if you're a guy, oftentimes, you can't cry or show remotely any kind of emotion without being called 'gay' or a number of slurs," said Blanchard.

She paused. "And for the record, 'gay' never was and will continue to never be an insult."

Blanchard also mentioned the stereotypical roles women -- especially those of color -- are boxed into and why that's a problem.

"As a teen actress, I want to play teens who are layered and intricate and complicated. I don't want to play roles that make us look dumb and annoying because I know teens, and 20,000 of us are intelligent and are here to change the world."

Can we all be Rowan when we grow up?