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Fifth Harmony Singers Talk Slut-Shaming: “A Woman Embracing Her Sexuality Isn’t Wrong”

The members Fifth Harmony are not OK with being slut-shamed.

Dinah Jane Hansen, 18,Camila Cabello, 18, Ally Brooke Hernandez, 22, Lauren Jauregui, 19, andNormani Kordei, 19, spoke about the issue recently.

Referring to the shit they’ve gotten about the way they dress, Jauregui said “Yeah…it’s ridiculous! Just because we dress according to our body types and dress the way that we want to. A woman embracing her sexuality isn’t wrong.”

The all-girl group received slut-shaming tweets after winning Favorite New Artist at the 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards.

“I’ve noticed on our video comments, it’s people’s go-to, to accuse us of the whole ‘slut thing,’” Jauregui said. “Then they support men who do the craziest things and say nothing about them. Fucking Justin Bieber…I’m sorry, excuse me. Justin Bieber takes his pants off, posts a pic of it, and it’s like, ‘OMG, he’s so hot.’ What. Is. That?! How is this reality? Know what I mean?”

Normani said they receive criticism mainly from other women.

“People aren’t getting that it’s time to move on and be accepting of other women dressing however they want,” Cabello said.

Cool For The Summer a Bi-Anthem? Demi Lovato Says There’s ‘Nothing Wrong With Experimentation’

The former Disney singer recently revealed to British late-night host Alan Carr on Sept. 11 that she sees no reason to be shy about her sexuality.

Alan Carr wanted to discuss the lyrics to Demi’s hit song Cool For The Summer, because he noticed the track hints towards bi-sexuality — “Tell me what you want, what you like, it’s ok / I’m a little curious, too” and also the line, “Got a taste for the cherry / I just need to take a bite.”

“I am not confirming and I’m definitely not denying,” Demi remarked. “All of my songs are based off of personal experiences. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with experimentation at all.” She also said, “If a very popular male artist in one of his songs came out and said, ‘I’m experimenting,’ — if a guy sang this song that was straight — it would be such an uproar.”

“But there’s a confidence to a man that would say, ‘I’ve experimented with a man,’ and not care. I actually find that more attractive than saying, ‘No, no, no, that’s so wrong!’”

The host — who is openly gay, joked and said he “experimented once and it stuck.” Demi coyly replied, “Hey, I didn’t say it didn’t stick either.” You Go Girl! She demonstrates why she’s one of our favorites at Scandalous!

Pop Feminism Inspiring More Young Women to Get Involved in Politics

Emma Watson, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Antonia Zerbisias — if you’re not sure what these four women have to do with Canadian politics, you probably haven’t been following the meteoric surge of pop feminism over the past two years.

Caro Loutfi, executive director of Apathy is Boring, says her organization has seen an increase in the number of young women looking to get involved in the political process and engage with others who are passionate about gender equality.

“The movement about empowering young women and pushing for gender equality and young women engaging in politics, we are seeing a trend and we’re really excited to look at these numbers after the 2015 federal election,” says Loutfi.

While feminism is not a new concept, it has become something of a cause celebre over the past two years as conversations about gender equality flourished on social media sites such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, especially once celebrities like Emma Watson, Beyonce and Taylor Swift — to name just a few — began championing the label ‘feminist.’ – Amanda Connolly

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