Ariana Grande On Standing Up to Misogynists and Women Supporting Women

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In a time when women’s rights are constantly at stake, Ariana Grande is the baby feminist we need.

The singer has long been an advocate of speaking up and calling out misogynists, and now she wants you to do the same. In a recent interview with Covetuer, she said,

“I think the most important thing is to have each other’s backs. When you see something or hear something that’s upsetting, or someone says something that’s upsetting, even if it’s not to you, just say something and be there and support each other. It’s a scary thing. It’s a hectic thing. It’s a very real problem.”

Ariana is a realist when it comes to the state of women in the world — and she knows that the constant girl-on-girl hate is not going to help the problem.

“Misogyny is ever-present, and we have to be there to support one another. That’s really it. It’s about the sisterhood. There’s no competing in that. We have to lift each other up, not try and claw each other down.”

Unfortunately, women are so often taught that there is only room for one of them at the top and that they need to fight each other in order to get ahead. Society convinces us that we need to be competitive with one another, instead of lifting each other up.

And even some of our favorite women are guilty of tearing down other women on social media (we won’t name names). And that’s why we’re grateful that Ariana is so vocal about putting an end to that. Go, Ari!


Ariana Grande is Her Own Kind of Feminist and She’s Not Sorry

Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and Vanderpump Rules. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her hanging out with her tuxedo cat Tom.