Ariana Grande took on Twitter Sunday, June 7, 2015, to share her thoughts about female rights.
“What I meant when I said what I said about not being [Big] 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,” she tweeted. “I…do not. Belong. To anyone. But myself. And neither do you.”
The singer added, “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.”
In her tweet, Grande refers to feminism icon Gloria Steinem’s 1969 article titled “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation” to emphasize that even after 46 six years from the day it was published, our generation still has a lot to change about the way we perceive feminism.
“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,” she elaborated. “If a woman even TALKS about sex openly…she is shamed! But if a man talks or RAPS freely about all the women he’s had…he is regaled.”
Grande is hoping that her fans and followers realize that being single can lead to happiness.
“I’m saying this after literally 7 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,” she explained. “I have never felt more present, grounded and satisfied. I’ve never laughed harder or had more fun or enjoyed my life more.”