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Wow, Ariana Grande is totally full of surprises! The pop star has had her fair shares of highs and lows — the highs being her feminist statements on Instagram and the lows including that donut-licking incident — but recently she’s been full of wisdom.

After a recent fan encounter left her feeling “sick and objectified,” she took to Twitter to open up a dialogue with other women.

The incident in question happened when she was out on the town with her boyfriend Mac Miller and someone came up to him and complimented him on “hitting that,” i.e. Ariana.

Grande understandably took offense to the comment and explained,

“I am not a piece of meat that a man gets to utilize for his pleasure. I’m an adult human being in a relationship with a man who treats me with love and respect.”

She also added,

“I know very well that most women know the sensation of being spoken about in an uncomfortable way publicly or taken advantage of publicly by a man. We need to talk about these moments openly because they are harmful and they live on inside of us as shame. We need to share and be vocal when something makes us feel uncomfortable because if we don’t, it will just continue. We are not objects or prizes.”

And while that was all well and good, the best was yet to come. The singer then proceeded to have a respectful conversation with Twitter users, responding to their objections and criticisms.

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