Objectification and judgement can take many forms, and the unfortunate reality is that especially as girls, we're going to experience some variation of it at some point or another. It can take the form of body-shaming, where others try to tear you down, make you feel uncomfortable in your own skin, or suggest that your outer appearance or the clothes you wear have anything to do with the quality of your inner self.
Women can also get harshly judged by who they're dating – as if their relationships define them, or make a point about their moral value or physical attractiveness.
If 2016 has been anything, it has been the year of The Collective "We" Have Had Enough, and celebs with huge platforms like Ariana Grande are speaking up in big ways to shine a spotlight on why these kind of judgements just create problems for all of us. Girls shouldn't be made to feel like they're supposed to think, dream, or be less than their male counterparts – and that's exactly why calling out unfairness and combating double-standards is so important.
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Ariana Grande penned a poignant open letter when she was openly objectified and spoken crudely about in front of her boyfriend, Mac Miller.
"It hurts my heart that so many young people are so comfortable using these phrases and objectifying women with such ease," she tweeted after the incident. "I felt like speaking out about this one experience tonight because I know very well that most women know the sensation of being spoken about in an uncomfortable way publicly or taken advantage of publicly by a man."
"We need to talk about these moments openly because they are harmful and they live on inside of us as shame," she continued. "We need to share and be vocal when something makes us feel uncomfortable because if we don’t, it will just continue. We are not objects or prizes. We are QUEENS."