Ariana Grande feels a “responsibility” to fight for gender equality.
The ‘Problem’ singer is proud of the women in her family, including her late aunt, Pulitzer prize nominee Judy Grande – who died of cancer in 2008 – and feels she owes it to them to make a stand on issues that are important to her.
She said: “I come from a long bloodline of female activists.
“I feel like I have to carry on [Judy’s] legacy. I feel like it’s my responsibility to keep the fight going.”
The 22-year-old singer feels frustrated at the different ways men and women in the public eye are portrayed when they do similar things.
She explained: “When a young male artist posts a shirtless picture on Instagram, the comments will be like, ‘Oh my God, heart eyes, so hot, babe alert’. Like, whatever.
“If a woman posts a suggestive photo or anything that expresses her own sexuality or confidence within her body, it’s a very different response.”
And the ‘Dangerous Woman’ hitmaker worries too many women are not fully aware of what it means to be a feminist.
She told Britain’s Grazia magazine: “I’m a woman so I face my fair share of double standards, misogyny and ignorance on a daily basis.
“A lot of women think of the stereotype that comes with the word ‘feminist’. But there’s not just one type of feminist.
“You can be a feminist who gets their hair and make-up done, you can be a feminist who cuts their hair off and doesn’t wear any make-up. Who has lots of sex or who doesn’t. There’s no limit.”