Lorde Was Asked To Define Feminism. She Had A Beautifully Inclusive Response.

"It's totally not about me."

The internet is applauding Lorde, and this time it's not for her incredible music or generosity toward her fans. Instead, it's about how she responded to a question about feminism during an interview with Australia's 60 Minutes. In her explanation of the word, the 20-year-old singer addressed an important aspect of feminism that's too often overlooked — intersectionality.

The subject came up after Lorde, whose real name is Ella Yelich-O'Connor, explained how she added the e to the end of her chosen stage name to feminize it.

"It's totally not about me," the singer said of what feminism means to her. "It's about all women, women who might not have the opportunities that I have or the privileges that I have. Trying to fight for better conditions and better treatment of all women, whether that be trans women, or women of color, or women in professions that don't typically get a lot of respect."


"That, to me, is what feminism is about," Lorde continued, "because no one needs to fight for me to have an OK run. I'm gonna be fine. But there are women in different situations to me that ..."

"Who don't have a voice," the interviewer suggested.

"Or who have a voice and don't have anybody listening to it," the singer clarified.

Many on social media praised Lorde for acknowledging her own privilege and recognizing the varying challenges and unique experiences women face, and how important it is to make sure all women are heard.

See Lorde's answer for yourself in the video below:

(H/T: Teen Vogue)

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