Sexism has always been a major part of the entertainment industry, actually... For any industry. People can encounter sexism on a daily basis and superstars are not immune to it, but luckily, many people have stepped out and shared their opinions in hopes of changing misogynistic patterns for the better. Here, we look at 10 times artists gave brilliant responses to sexist remarks.
1. Ariana Grande
Grande challenges sexist assumptions in a radio interview. After being asked to choose between her cell phone or makeup, the singer tells them, "You need a little brushing up on equality." When asked what problem she'd fix in the world, she cites double standards and sexism... AKA this interview.
Zendaya responds to an extremely rude comment about her makeup-less face by posting a selfie without makeup, writing "terrifying honestly…" Simple, but effective.
3. Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES
Lauren Mayberry has shut down misogynist comments before--and here she talks about how it's impacted her, and the need for change. She says, "There has to be a shift in the cultural approach to women, and that will take time."
4. Taylor Swift
So, men get off the hook for writing about their exes but women don't? Some serious double standards here. Tell them, Tay.
5. Nicki Minaj
Sexism is rampant in any workforce, and Nicki speaks out here. She poses an important question, "When does this stop?" We all ask, when will it really stop?
In any field, women must work TWICE as hard to even get HALF the respect her male counterparts get. When does this stop?— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) October 25, 2017
6. Kate Nash
Sexism in music is widespread, and can occur anywhere. Kate was not pleased with this musical category at the record store. She fired back with some thought-provoking comments.
This kinda shit drives me insane. The genre 'females of all description' is not a music genre. It's sexist pic.twitter.com/3u0FGCQIbM— Kate Nash (@katenash) August 29, 2016
There would never be a "males of all description" section. Because the rest of the shop and all other music genres are considered male— Kate Nash (@katenash) August 29, 2016
Eat your Bechdel test heart out. Those are Björk's words in her open letter about sexism.
When asked what she's looking for in a man, Rihanna responded, "I'm not looking for a man. Let's start there." It's a perfect response to a tiresome question.
9. Miley Cyrus
Miley goes on a passionate rant about Trump's sexism. She says, "We will not allow you to destroy everything we have overcome as women!" Boom.
Trump can't stop won't stop saying stupid ass sexist shit!!!! Comparing two women! Are you fucking kidding! We will not allow you to destroy everything we have overcome as women! I feel as though we are stronger than ever as a unit. We have an understanding and respect for one another (more than trump can say about anyone, his fellow candidates, other races and religions , other public figures , just HUMAN BEINGS in general, and of course animals! Check out his family hunting photos!!!!) it's absolute insanity that this has gone on this long and far! Wake me up from this nightmare someone PLEASE!
Madonna inspires here, accepting Woman of the Year at the Billboard Women in Music 2016 Awards. It's a bit long, but totally worth watching. It's a powerful speech about feminism and misogyny.
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