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Emmys 2015: Female celebs tackle body-shaming on the red carpet (VIDEO)

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We asked celebs on the Emmys red carpet 2 very important questions — and their responses are brilliant

On Sunday night, the 67th Emmy Awards kicked off, and SheKnows was lucky enough to be a part of it because we caught up with some of our favorite celebs on the red carpet.

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We wanted to know two important questions: Who do they feel is to blame for body shaming (something that has been spoken about a lot about in recent months), and what is the definition of feminism?

Orange Is the New Black's Danielle Brooks inspired us with her answer about body shaming, revealing how important it is to love yourself.

She said, "I think it starts with yourself, you gotta find the confidence within yourself first because people can say whatever they want, but you have to be confident within yourself to know that you're beautiful just the way that you are. And let the haters do what they do."

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Mad Men's Teyonah Parris weighed in, saying, "I think it's everybody. I think everyone is responsible, whether it's body weight, skin color, culture shaming, all of that, I think we're all responsible in some way and contribute to that nonsense."

We also caught up with Dancing With the Star's Witney Carson, who said she thinks the "media is really hard on women's bodies."

"Feminist" is a word that is getting a lot of attention in the media as of late, and there are many different interpretations of what the word means, so we wanted to know how celebs define the term "feminism" in just one sentence.

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Blood and Oil's Rebecca Rittenhouse described feminism as "equal rights and equal opportunities and general equality for both sexes."

Dylan Gelula, who stars as Xanthippe Voorhees on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, explained that it was simply "an intersectional equality for all people."

The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik got a high-five for her simple but brilliant answer, "No."

For more, watch the video below.

We love these celebs. They are all strong, independent women with powerful opinions, and we are glad to have had the chance to speak with them. But do you agree with their thoughts on feminism and body shaming? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

We asked celebs on the Emmys red carpet 2 very important questions — and their responses are brilliant
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