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Kylie Jenner Just Revealed the Three Things That Make a Good Feminist

For an 18-year-old reality star, Kylie Jenner has accomplished quite a lot.

 

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Jenner has multiple fashion lines and projects, a cosmetic brand, and nearly 60 million Instagram followers. At 17, she bought her own house, and she has also donated to many charities and launched her own anti-bullying campaign. In Jenner's mind, all of these accomplishments and life choices prove that she is a good feminist.

"I do consider myself a feminist," she told Glamour U.K. in a new interview.

Though she is famously romantically tied to rapper Tyga, she said that she does not rely on any man to take care of herself.

"I'm a young woman, for one thing, and I don't depend on a man or anybody else. I make my own money and start my own businesses, and I feel like I'm an inspiration for a lot of young girls who want to stand on their own."

Jenner also said she hasn't received any monetary assistance from her famous mom, Kris in years.

"I haven't had a dollar of my mom's money for five years," she told the publication. "Ever since I started earning my own money, I've paid for everything: all my cars, houses, clothes, everything. I like to know exactly what's going on, and I'm actually quite careful with what I spend. We all are as a family." (Many commenters have however pointed out that she comes from a famous family, which was able to boost her career.)

Here is how people on social media reacted to Jenner's self-identification as a feminist:

Jenner is not the only young celebrity to come forward about being a feminist.

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British actress Emma Watson has developed a strong reputations as a feminist activist ever since she started gender equality organization, HeForShe and spoke at the U.N. General Assembly about gender issues in 2014. She is even taking a year-long acting hiatus to focus on feminist activism.

"We are not supposed to talk about money, because people will think you're 'difficult' or a 'diva,'" she told Esquire U.K. earlier this year. "But there's a willingness now to be like, 'Fine. Call me a 'diva,' call me a 'feminazi,' call me 'difficult,' call me a 'First World feminist,' call me whatever you want, it's not going to stop me from trying to do the right thing and make sure that the right thing happens.' Because it doesn't just affect me, it affects all the other women who are in this with me, and it affects all the other men who are in this with me, too."

Read the full Glamour U.K. interview here.

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