Ariana Grande pens essay on sexism: ‘Misogyny is still ever present’

Grande hits out at the media's 'double standard' following her split with rapper Big Sean

Ariana Grande has posted an essay on sexism following her split with rapper Big Sean.

The singer criticises the “misogyny” in the media and says she is “tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present or future”.

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Following her split with the rapper Big Sean, Grande’s relationship status drew much speculation, with the singer linked by some publications to One Direction’s Niall Horan. She dismissed the claims and said stories surrounding her love life were taking unfair precedent over her music.

Posting the essay to twitter yesterday (June 7), Grande wrote: “If a woman 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.

“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 who they are as an individual.”

Following the post various musicians offered their support to Grande, including Taylor Swift who replied “I’m so proud of you, always. But especially today.”

Read the full essay below.


Ariana Grande recently confirmed to a fan that the title of her forthcoming third album will be ‘Moonlight.’

Grande also recently performed a cover version of Whitney Houston’s 1992 single ‘I Have Nothing’. The track originally appeared in the 1992 film The Bodyguard, going on to receive a nomination for Best Original Song at the 1993 Academy Awards. For her performance, Grande was accompanied by acclaimed songwriter David Foster, who penned the number with his then-wife Linda Thompson.