Ariana Grande slams 'stud vs slut' labels on Twitter, quotes feminist Gloria Steinem

'A girl can be friends with someone with a d*ck and not hop on it'

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Ariana Grande has had enough of women who have a lot of sex being called 'sluts' while men who do the same get heralded as 'studs' and all the sexist bullsh*t that comes with the music industry.

She was recently forced to deny rumours she is dating One Direction's Niall Horan in an interview with The Sun with the wonderfully succinct: "A girl can be friends with someone with a dick and not hop on it."

She has since posted a mini-essay on Twitter about gender double standards when it comes to promiscuity:

"If a woman has a lot of sex (or any sex for that matter)… she’s a 'slut', Grande notes. "If a man has sex…. HE’S. A. STUD. A BOSSSSSS. a KING. If a woman even 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. (sic)

"If a woman is seen with a friend with a penis, there is an immediate assumption of romance or sex and she is labeled!!"

The singer's post was retweeted more than 60,000 times, ending with a quote from influential feminist Gloria Steinem.

More and more female pop singers have been using their platform to generate debate about gender stereotypes, while many of Hollywood's top actresses are currently campaigning for an end to gender pay gaps.

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