Lili Reinhart is happy we have less 'old cranky white men' in office

Lili Reinhart embodies the same strong female essence as her "Riverdale" character, Betty Cooper.

The 22-year-old actress has never been shy about speaking out against her naysayers. After publically shutting down body-shamers on social media numerous times, Reinhart unintentionally became the millennial voice for empowering young women -- and her refreshing point of view is what garnered her 13.4 million Instagram followers.

"Don't be afraid to share your struggles even if you think no one is listening, because they are and we always need more voices and more role models who are real and who are willing to talk about their struggles. There's nothing more powerful than that -- to be a woman and say 'I'm not ashamed of this. I'm not ashamed of what I look like' or whatever you feel insecurities about," Reinhart told AOL at Glamour's Women of the Year Awards.  "I think it's a matter of using your voice even if you think no one can hear you because they can," she added.

Aside from Reinhart's unapologetic vision, the actress was one of the many celebrities using their platform to encourage voting in this past midterm elections. After a record number of women won seats in the House, Lili told AOL that 'it's just a matter of time before women are running everything.'

"It's amazing. I am so excited about it. I think it's about time and this year has been so important for politics. Women know how much power they have and now we are using it. There was a record number of new voters this year and it's just a matter of time before women are running everything," she said.

"It's incredibly encouraging to know that women are helping make the decisions now. It's like finally, we are not having these old cranky white men make choices about our bodies who couldn't possibly know what it's like to be a woman. I am so happy we have that representation."

We think she's got a point.

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Actress Lili Reinhart attends the 2018 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards: Women Rise on November 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Aly Raisman and Lili Reinhart attend the 2018 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards: Women Rise on November 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Lili Reinhart speaks onstage during 'Reframing My Reflection: A Master Class in Self-Love' panel at 2018 Glamour Women Of The Year Summit: Women Rise at Spring Studios on November 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Glamour)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Lili Reinhart attends 2018 Glamour Women Of The Year Summit: Women Rise at Spring Studios on November 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Glamour)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured: Lili Reinhart -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Lili Reinhart attends the Build Series to discuss 'Riverdale' at Build Studio on October 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Lili Reinhart speaks onstage at the Riverdale Sneak Peek and Q&A during New York Comic Con at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for New York Comic Con)
CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Elle Fanning (L) and Lili Reinhart arrive for the screening of 'Galveston' during the 2018 LA Film Festival at ArcLight Culver City on September 23, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Lili Reinhart arrives for the screening of 'Galveston' during the 2018 LA Film Festival at ArcLight Culver City on September 23, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
CENTURY CITY, CA - AUGUST 28: Lili Reinhart attends the new H&M Westfield Century City opening at Century City Mall on August 28, 2018 in Century City, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for H&M)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 12: Lili Reinhart arrives at the FOX's Teen Choice Awards 2018 at The Forum on August 12, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 12: KJ Apa (C) photobombs Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart during FOX's Teen Choice Awards at The Forum on August 12, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Fox/Getty Images for FOX)
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