10 Popular Songs by Female Artists That Were Called Out For Being Anti-Feminist
Even though feminism has become basically ~trendy~at this point, that doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone who is on board the female-empowerment train is necessarily ***flawless when it comes to their representation of women in music. While rap tunes are constantly bashed for representing ladies as one-dimensional objects, the problem extends far wider than just one genre.
Some famous ladies who, who you know, should be the point of reference when it comes to representing women positively and equally, still seem to eff it up sometimes. Check out the gallery below to see 10 songs that were slammed for being anti-feminist and sexist… even though they’re sung by female artists in the first place!
"Dangerous Woman" by Ariana Grande
The entire Dangerous Woman album was praised as a monumental female sex-positive record when it was released, until some people started really diving into the lyrics of some of its most popular tracks. Although this song starts with Ari declaring that she is the one who calls the shots in her hookups, many perceived it to actually be about her dependence on the opposite sex, a theme that they listeners found echoed in the rest of the album in songs like "Everyday" and "Let Me Love You."
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