Miss New Jersey USA perfectly defines feminism in final answer at Miss USA 2017 pageant

Miss New Jersey USA perfectly defines feminism in final answer at Miss USA 2017 pageant
Source: AP
Source: AP

Miss New Jersey USA Chhavi Verg came to set the record straight about feminism.

Verg, 20, was asked in her final question, "What do you consider feminism to be and to you consider yourself to be a feminist?"

Verg smiled, then dropped the mic.

Feminism is striving for equality and I do consider myself a feminist. I think it's a misconception when people believe that feminism is women being better than men. But it's really not. It's a fight for equality. And we need to realize that if we want a stable society, a better future for every single individual, we need to be equal. And that's why I advocate for education for women. Women are still held back in places in the world. They still don't have that right to their independence, that right to their equality — all because of education. And, once we do take that step, I believe that an equal world will be a better world.

Women erupted on Twitter, praising Verg for her answer about what feminism really is.

Throughout the pageant, Verg — who immigrated from India to the United States when she was  4 years old — spoke of her passion for empowering women through education. 

Verg placed first runner-up behind eventual winner, Miss District of Columbia USA, Kara McCullough

Thank you, Miss New Jersey USA, for getting real about feminism and smashing the patriarchy, all while wearing six-inch heels.

Watch Verg slay the final question below:

Source: YouTube

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Ashley Edwards is a news editor for Mic covering breaking and trending news. She previously worked at the New York Daily News and PIX11 News.

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