Things are getting heated in the America’s Next Top Model household.
In PEOPLE’s exclusive sneak peek at Tuesday’s episode, two contestants get into a fiery debate over whether men and women should be treated equally.
“When I was 11 years years old I was playing baseball and they said, ‘You have to go play with the girls. Because you’re a girl, and you’re going to get hurt,’ ” says Kyla, a 20-year-old from Lacey, Washington. “That was the first time I realized that girls and boys weren’t equal.”
Liberty, a 20-year-old from Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, takes issue with Kyla’s perspective.
“I feel like in general, you want the equality of men and women — in the sense of everything,” she says.
“Yeah — that’s what feminism is,” responds Kyla.
Liberty goes on to argue that she “genuinely” feels like she “would not want to be treated the same [as a man],” asking Kyla whether she thinks men should have “maternity leave.”
“They could!” says Kyla.
“I do not believe men need that. I think that women do,” says Liberty. “I’m still a woman, I’m very much different than a man, so to be treated the same as him sometimes, I don’t agree with.”
In response, Kyla rolls her eyes and sticks both middle fingers up in the air.
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But if the sneak peek is any indication, Liberty isn’t backing down.
“Being a feminist, that’s something I don’t agree with,” she says. “Because I do believe in a lot of the things that Republicans talk about and what they’re representing. And I’m probably going to be doing more research, and figuring out more and more about how I can speak up about the beauty in being a Republican.”
America’s Next Top Model airs Tuesdays (8 p.m. ET) on VH1.