Ariana Grande is sick of macho attitudes

And she is not willing to take it anymore
'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 BOSSSSS. a KING,' writes Grande. (Photo: Archive/ EL UNIVERSAL)
08/06/2015
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Since she ended her relationship with rapper Big Sean, Ariana Grande has been supposedly involved with Justin Bieber and One Direction's Niall Horan, among others.

This situation has caused a great discomfort to the singer and actress, who decided to share her thoughts with her fans.

Grande published an extensive message criticizing macho attitudes in society and especially in the entertainment industry and even quoted feministr icon Gloria Steinem a couple times.

Grande also told the Sun, "I'm tired of needing to be linked to a guy, I'm not Big Sean's ex, I'm not Niall's new possible girl. I'm Ariana Grande." In her new note, she makes herself clear in no uncertain terms:

"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 women are mostly referred to as a man's past, present or future PROPERTY / POSSESSION. I... do not. belong. to anyone. but myself. and neither do you."

"I have come to the realization that I have SO. MUCH. MORE. to talk about. I'm currently making the best music I've ever made in my life," she writes. It's a reasonable request — that in professional interviews, she gets to discuss all of her professional success. It's a demand echoed in the #AskHerMore campaign, which calls out the red carpet reporters for focusing on female celebrities' bodies, fashion, parenting and diets when they're really there to talk about their careers.

"The double standard and misogyny are still ever present": The relentless inquiry into Grande's love life reflects the wider societal obsession with women's love lives — who they're dating, when they're going to settle down, if they've met the One, when their fiances will finally pop the question.

"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 BOSSSSS. a KING," writes Grande. None other than fellow pop star Taylor Swift has called out the same double standard, telling Glamour UK, "I'm not allowed to date for excitement, or fun, or new experiences or learning lessons. I'm only allowed to date if it's for a lasting, multiple-year relationship. Otherwise I'm a, quote, 'serial dater'. Or, quote, 'boy crazy.'"

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