by Dove Cameron Fan on November 21,2015   •   0 Comments

Dove opened up to Seventeen.com about why the episode is so important. “Women’s rights and treating women equally is still such an issue and it’s still extremely relevant,” Dove said. “I think that there are a lot of people out there that think that it’s just sort of handled… Sort of like ‘Oh, I thought we already covered this.’ I suppose it could be easy to think that considering that we’ve made progress, but we’re definitely not done.”

While stars like Emma Watson, and Taylor Swift are proud to call themselves feminists and have done a lot to fight for gender equality, there are still tons of people who don’t understand what feminism is really about and who don’t want to be called feminists. Dove, who is proud to say she’s feminist, hopes that this episode will help to change that.

“​I think girls are scared to call themselves feminists because of the connotation, a really archaic connotation of feminism that has been really drilled into our brains since we were very young,” Dove said. “I think it can be a little bit scary to go against these extremely buried underlying social norms.”​

She also hopes that tonight’s episode will help girls to realize how many subtle forms of sexism still prevail today​ and why feminism is still so important for everyone​.

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