Ariana Grande’s “God is a woman” created a motley of varying perspectives from different people as well as her fans. When one would listen to the song for the first time, he or she would think that it is purely sexual. However, if you are a fan of Grande, you would see more than the literal message and would venture to the deeper meaning of the mellifluent track.
The astounding song explores the dimensions of the feminist world and accentuates the characteristics that make them strong and unique. It is about celebrating women and showcasing their individuality. Women had always been looked down by society. In retrospect, women didn’t have the right to vote and their work was limited to household chores. However, those conditions didn’t stop women from evolving into a new class: a class of power and superiority.
There were numerous times in the previous years when Grande stood up against sexism, double standards, misogyny, and other controversial topics revolving around women. From those situations, she gradually created a great example for her fans to follow. By accentuating the extraordinary power of women, Grande is definitely changing the views of society.
Ariana Supported Kesha
When Grande stopped by AMP Radio on March 11, 2016, she didn’t hesitate to offer her opinion on the court case amid Kesha and Dr Luke. She openly supported the singer and stated that a male artist wouldn’t be in the same position. She elaborated on the incredible double standards that women had to constantly face in their circadian routine.
“I love Kesha. I worked with her when I was a lot younger. We’ve been friends, I support her, regardless of what’s going on,” she begins. “I didn’t know about a lot of [her problems with Dr. Luke. At the time I was really young. We didn’t discuss any of this.”
In an industry where numerous young artists feel unsafe and threatened by their producers, sexual abuse and harassment isn’t a rare occurrence Unfortunately, most of the victims choose not to speak up due to fear or public humiliation. Grande, however, portrays that a woman should never feel alone during times like these. Unity and empowerment are the fundamental concepts that should be embraced by society: for society to speak up and to make the masses aware of all the dark secrets of the industry. If everyone will overlook this and let it by, when would the change begin?
Ariana Shunning Down a Negative Comment About her Body Type
When Grande saw a tweet about her body being compared to Ariel Winter’s stating “curves are sexy sticks aren’t,” she classically shunned down the Twitter user by discussing the importance of celebrating one’s body. She implied that body shaming is not helpful in a world where society defines you.
The singer was evidently filled with fury as she posted on Instagram, “Sigh. tweets, comments, statements like this are not okay about anyone!!! We live in a day and age where people make it IMPOSSIBLE for women, men, anyone to embrace themselves exactly how they are. Diversity is sexy! Loving yourself is sexy!”
Self-love is important on the road to self-growth. We weren’t born having the same hair, the same body type, the same eye color, and the same hobbies, but that’s what makes our world interesting. Without the slightest differences in other people, we wouldn’t have a sense of adventure and would find life dull. We are a diverse class of race that should operate in love and become a system of support for others. Complimenting a stranger on their appearance while sauntering down the streets is the first step towards creating an accepting society.
Ariana Defines Women’s Self-Worth
In the 2015 Summertime Ball, Grande was asked by a reporter about her dating life as shown in her Honeymoon Diaries. Annoyed and outraged, she retorted “I’m not Big Sean’s ex. I’m not Niall’s ‘possible new girl.’ I am Ariana Grande — and if that’s not interesting enough, don’t talk to me.”
She followed up with a tweet discussing how women’s worth shouldn’t be defined by the man they are currently dating.
“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,” she says. “I … do not. Belong. To anyone. But myself. And neither do you.”
Centuries ago, women were considered as a property of men and unfortunately, society still unnoticeably perceives women that way today. Grande attempted to break the barrier and inspired women to be more confident with their identities. They shouldn’t let a relationship define who they are and what qualities they possess. A woman could live without a man, and Grande has absolutely made that clear with her impactful tweet.
Ariana Educated A Reporter During An Interview With Power 105
On the same side of the spectrum, during an interview with Power 105, an interviewer decided to question Grande on what cannot she live without: phone or makeup? Bothered and frustrated, she retorted and asked the interviewer whether those were the only things that men believe women desire. Sexism has been prevalent throughout history but there are several ways women and men could try and overcome it. In a situation where a woman is being looked down upon by a man and you see that they are uncomfortable, speak up for them. If you want issues in our society to be resolved, be a role model for others and inspire them by being an activist yourself. Touching the concept of equality and feminism, Grande indeed symbolized the bridge that connects women to the top of the ladder. Even as a powerhouse vocalist, Grande is slowly changing our society by being a voice for her generation and fighting for what is fair and just.
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