Ariana Grande’s Feminist Manifesto: ‘Being Empowered Is Not the Same Thing as Being a Bitch’
Ariana Grande penned a feminist manifesto on Twitter, and man, is it powerful.
The 21-year-old pop star slammed the prevalent misogyny women everywhere are faced with (“what I meant when I said what I said about not being Sean’s ex is that I am tired of living in a world where woman are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present or future PROPERTY / POSSESSION”), sexist double standards (“If a woman has a lot of sex [or any sex for that matter]…. she’s a ‘slut’. If a man has sex….. HE’S. A. STUD. a BOSSSSSS. a KING”), and basically kicked ass voicing the truth (“HAVING SOMETHING TO SAY…. is not the same as HAVING A BAD ATTITUDE”).
Grande finishes off her essay by quoting phenomenal activist Gloria Steinem: “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke…She will need her sisterhood.”
Recently, it was speculated that Grande was dating One Direction’s Niall Horan, demonstrating that whenever a woman is spotted with a man, the first assumption is that there’s something romantic between them.
Grande slammed those rumors, telling The Sun, “A girl can be friends with something with a d*ck and not hop on it. We live in a horrendously one-track-minded world.”
“I’m tired of needing to be linked to a guy. I’m not Big Sean’s ex, I’m not Niall’s possible girl. I’m Ariana Grande. If that’s not enough, then don’t talk to me!” She added. “I’m on this feminist rampage at the moment. I’m me. I’m Ariana. Peace out.”
Read all of Grande’s essay in its entirety below: