By Breanne L. Heldman
Updated April 08, 2016 at 01:06 PM EDT
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Jennifer Lawrence isn’t one to hold back opinions, and following her much-discussed essay on the gender wage gap, it should come as no surprise that she’s opening up about feminism — and people’s fear of just the word — once again.

“I don’t know why that word is so scary to people; it shouldn’t be, because it just means equality,” she said in the May issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “If we are moving forward in a society, you are feeling stronger as a woman, and you want to be taken more seriously. You don’t have to take away the wonderful traits that come with being a woman: We are sensitive. We are pleasers. We’re empathetic. All those things that can keep you from asking for what you want or making mistakes.”

Lawrence’s comments come on the heels of Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams discussing feminism in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“[W]e should stop calling feminists ‘feminists’ and just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist’ — and then everyone else is just a human,” she said. “You are either a normal person or a sexist.”