1. Brief backstory: Singer Ariana Grade used to date rapper Big Sean. Recently, she’s been linked to One Direction singer Niall Horan.
2. Ariana has denied the Niall Horan rumors, saying “A girl can be friends with someone with a d**k and not hop on it.”
5. In the essay, Ariana has some A+ girl power quotes like, “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.”
6. The essay reads:
being “empowered”….. is not the same as being a “bitch”…
HAVING SOMETHING TO SAY….. is not the same as HAVING A BAD ATTITUDE….
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 clearly not been having the boy questions in my interviews lately because 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, having the best time of my life on tour with some of the greatest people I’ve ever known, working my ass every single day, performing / creating for my babes and getting the chance to meet and hug my babes all over the world every day.
I come from a long bloodline of female activists. my aunt Judy was the first Italian american female president of the national press club in Washington DC. I think she would have been proud of me for speaking up about something that has been bothering me personally for so long.
Gloria Steinem published an article in 1969 titles “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation”….
and 46 years later… we’re still not quite there yet!
If a women 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.
If a woman even TALKS about sex openly…. she is shamed!
But if a man talks or RAPS freely about all the women (or more commonly used “bitches”/”hoes”… how lovely) he’s had… he is regaled.
If a woman is seen with a friend with a penis, there is an immediate assumption of romance or sex and she is labeled!!
If a man is seen with a woman… his status is elevated / celebrated. “AWW SHIIIT HE SMASHED!!!1!!1!”.
I know y’all already know this but the double standard and misogyny are still ever present.
I can’t wait to live in a world where people are not valued by who they’re dating / married to / attached to, having sex with (or not) / seen with…. but by their value as an individual.
I want the people reading this to know that they are MORE THAN enough on their own.
I want the media to please help me with this!!!!!!!! Please support each other.
I’m saying this after literally 8 years of feeling like I constantly had to have a boy by my side. After being on my own now for a few months I am realizing that that’s just not the case…. I have never felt more present, grounded, and satisfied. I’ve never laughed harder or had more fun or enjoyed my life more.
one more thought…. my honeymoon diaries are my way of sharing absolutely as much as I can with my fans. that is something i have done since day one and never plan on changing. it is a safe environment for me to be myself and share funny, special, personal things with my fans and to laugh about silly things i’ve done / things i’m going through. I don’t plan on monitoring or changing that because there are more eyes on me now than there were before. I love y’all with all my heart… you’ve accepted and celebrated me not only as an artist but as a person since day one and and nothing will change that or change me.
“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.” – Gloria Steinem
7. And to no one’s surprise, people are LOVING Ariana’s whole speech.
@ArianaGrande PRINT THIS PAGE AND GLUE AROUND THE ROOM
— alittlebutera (@ㅤ)
— buteraschin (@️)
@ArianaGrande this has needed to be said for such a long time, happy you finally said it, love you
— arianasdilemma (@char / 2 DAYS)
@ArianaGrande fucking tell them babe! so proud of you for sticking up for yourself without giving a single shit
— haltedbieber (@hayley from Paramore)
@ArianaGrande that’s my girl ??????????
— olgaxrax (@xlga)
Some celebs have chimed in with nothing but love for Ari’s tweet.
13. Like her brother, Frankie.
@ArianaGrande actually couldn’t be more proud of u than I am right now. Wow. Beautiful said. Completely accurate. Let’s change the world.?
— FrankieJGrande (@Frankie James Grande)
14. And Taylor Swift.
@ArianaGrande I’m so proud of you, always. But especially today. “She will need her sisterhood.”
— taylorswift13 (@Taylor Swift)
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