Pop star and LGBTI ally Ariana Grande celebrated International Women’s Day (8 March) by dropping a video interlude focused on intersectional feminism.
The Video Interlude
The interlude was part of her 2017 Dangerous Woman tour, but was never previously released. Titled Female, it is a rejection of sexism and gender stereotypes.
Grande dropped the interlude on Twitter. She explained that fans have been asking for its release since it was first displayed during her 2017 concerts. The video features Grande posing for a camera. Phrases like ‘empowered,’ ‘strong,’ ‘not asking for it,’ and ‘sexual’ are interjected on top of the imagery.
Though the title of the video is ‘Female,’ which many non-cisgender women may read as exclusionary, Grande took to Twitter to ensure fans that this video was for everyone.
‘Happy International Women’s Day every day to women of every color, shape, size, sexuality, age, religion, trans, cis, and all who identify,’ Grande’s caption to the video reads. ‘U are everything and I’m proud of u everyday.’
In the Tweets that followed, Grande continued to emphasize the need for inclusivity in feminism.
‘Just a reminder u aren’t celebrating women today or ever unless u including al [sic] kindsa women but wbk,’ on Tweet read, ending with an acronym for ‘we been knew.’
‘It ain’t feminism if it ain’t intersectional,’ another Tweet reads.
Watch the video interlude below:
we made this for the dwt and you’ve been asking for it since 🖤 happy international women’s day every day to women of every color, shape, size, sexuality, age, religion, trans, cis, and all who identify ! u are everything and i’m proud of u everyday. female by @HANNAHLUXDAVIS 🌫 pic.twitter.com/pQkNiPSU3d
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) March 8, 2019