Ariana Grande Demands That Women's Bodies Be Treated With The Same 'Awe And Admiration' As Those Of Men

Amen, sister.

Vocal powerhouse and ponytail aficionado Ariana Grande is known for handily shutting down sexist questions by men and railing against the music industry for how it treats women. 

In an interview with Billboard magazine, Grande again stepped up her criticism of the misogynistic attitudes she sees in the industry.

"Do you want to see something I saved to my phone because it upset me so much?" she asked journalist Chris Martins during the interview, pulling up a collection of tweets from a U.K. radio station. She showed Martins two tweets singing praises of Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik for showing skin, and two criticizing Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian for doing the same. 

"If you're going to rave about how sexy a male artist looks with his shirt off, and a woman decides to get in her panties or show her boobies for a photo shoot, she needs to be treated with the same awe and admiration," Grande said.


Grande, who just released her album Dangerous Woman last night, isn't one to shy away from expressing herself strongly about these matters. She recently also came out in support of Kesha, boldly pointing out yet another double-standard that women in music had to deal with. "I don't think a male artist would be in this position right now," Grande said. "Sorry."

To Martins, Grande reiterated her stance about fighting for women's right to show skin without being shamed: 

I will say it until I'm an old-ass lady with my tits out at Whole Food. I'll be in the produce aisle, naked at 95, with a sensible ponytail, one strand of hair left on my head and a Chanel bow. Mark my words. See you there with my 95 dogs. 

Think (Body) Positive is an A Plus original series featuring body positive advocates and thought leaders. Their goal? Encouraging you to love the skin you're in.

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