Kristen Stewart says stand up to sexism

One day she's a poet, the next a feminist. Twilight star Kristen Stewart says women need to take a stand.

Kristen Stewart has slammed the idea that females are the "weaker sex".

Speaking to British magazine Stylist, the 23-year-old actress advised women on how to overcome this ongoing problem.

"You've got to get comfortable with fear, nothing's worth doing unless you're a little bit scared. People call women the weaker sex - it's crazy. You have to stand up to that and be ready for things to be hard and for things to be serious," she said.

"Female's ambition is different to men's. Men have a drive to make their mark on the world so people remember them. (rme @ this. It's not exclusive to one gender)

"Women are more fulfilled with the selfless drive to create things, but one of the main struggles is finding out what you're good at and going for it. If you don't have a sense of purpose, you'll just sit down and die!"

Kristen recommends being tactful in approaching the subject. She gets frustrated by stereotypes and believes the way in which women get their message across is important.

"It's a total cliche - a man in a powerful position is considered assertive, whereas a woman is a 'bitch'," she says.

"So unfortunately we do need to consider how things are coming across - because people will stop listening to women much more quickly than they will a man."