I once had a weekly challenge called Music Mondays. I used to post music I loved and asked my fellow bloggers to do the same. I did that for 52 weeks. Now that a new year is upon us, I am feeling troubled because I am torn as to whether or not I should continue this challenge.
I had a few ideas: set up themes, answer questions using songs, using music to give advice etc. but it all felt a little forced. So here I am, on the first Monday of January, still undecided on what I want to do for my weekly challenge.
For today I decide to spice it up by sharing some thoughts about the Ariana Grande-young fan encounter. I got acquainted with the topic because of Joe Gatto’s tweet shown below.
After a quick search of the Twitter-verse, I find the following tweets from Ariana herself.
It got me thinking about feminism, sexism, sexuality and gender inequality. Here’s my two cents on it.
Ariana’s words and actions confuse me. Most of the songs she is currently singing is about sex but at the same time, she doesn’t want to be objectified as a sexual object. It’s two complete opposites. It seems as if she’s not practicing what she’s preaching. Am I supposed to think that her choice for lyrics are completely different from what her views are? I am a firm believer that most of the things that happen to us are a result of our actions. If we want something, we must do everything in our hands to achieve it. Just like are actions also help form the actions of others.
I guess all I’m saying is, true, Ariana is not asking to be disrespected or objectified in any way BUT her actions do not help others perceive her in a certain way. It also doesn’t help her case that she allowed the line “dick bicycles” to be in her hit song or she is singing about walking side to side. 😉
We are all free to do whatever we like. However, with this freedom comes responsibilities. We should be responsible enough to present ourselves in a way that other people would also want to respect us. It is true that for us women this would certainly limit us but that’s the world we live in now. I’m not saying we should let things be, but rather this should challenge us to change things for the better but still accept the fact that the world won’t always be on our side.
Any thoughts? I’d love to hear your reactions to my views. This is a tricky topic and I’ll only reply to positive and constructive comments. 🙂