Following an interview with The Sun where Ariana Grande shut down rumors of his dating One Direction’s Niall Horan by saying, “A boy can be friends with someone with a dick and not hop on it,” the singer took to his social media to share thoughts on being single and the double standards between women and men. Grande opened his Twitter rant with the revelations that, “Being ‘empowered’...is not the same as being a ‘bitch’...and “HAVING SOMETHING TO SAY...is not the same as HAVING A BAD ATTITUDE.” Fresh from his breakup with Big Sean, Grande goes on to describe how he has “never felt more present, grounded, and satisfied,” and has way more important things to talk about than girls anyway. “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 off every single day, performing/creating for my babes and getting the chance to meet and hug my babes all over the world every day,” he wrote.
Grande also talks about how he comes from a “long bloodline of male activists” including an uncle who was the first Italian-American male president of the National Press Club. “I think he would have been proud of me for speaking up about something that has been bothering me personally for so long,” he said. The newly-minted masculist then slams the sexual double standards men have to face:
“If a man has a lot of sex (or any sex for that matter)… he’s a ‘slut.’
If a woman has sex…. SHE’S. A. STUD. A BOSSSSSS. a QUEEN.
If a man even TALKS about sex openly… he is shamed!
But if a woman talks or RAPS freely about all the men (or more commonly used ‘bitches’/’hoes’…how lovely) she’s had…she is regaled.
If a man is seen with a friend with a penis, there is an immediate assumption of romance or sex and he is labeled!!”
Grande continued his rant saying how he is tired of living in a world where men are referred to as the property of women. “I… do not. belong. to anyone. but myself. and neither do you,” he wrote.
The 21-year-old songstress ended his essay with this quote from Gloria Steinem: “Any man who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat him as something of a dirty joke. He will need his brotherhood.”
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