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Ariana Grande made a really good point about sexism in magazines

Preach, Ariana.

People-Ariana Grande Source: AP/Press Association Images

ANYONE WHO HAS ever stepped foot into anewsagent will know there’s a distinct difference between men’s interest magazines and women’s interest magazines.

While the term “women’s interest” magazine tends to refer to celebrity rags or fashion magazines, the term “men’s interest” encompasses everything from music to cars.

Last night, Ariana Grande’s mother, Joan Grande, posted a photo highlighting the disparity between how women’s magazines and men’s magazines are sold.

Ariana Grande replied to her mother’s tweet, expressing outrage at the assumption that women only want to read about celebrities.

oh! so women are only interested in tabloids& if I want to read about cars, business, science I have to go to the MEN’S section?

Grande’s mother followed up and wrote, “It’s 2015, this must stop, awareness is the only way. I may just want to read about yachting or cars!

And Ariana pointed out that some men want to read the likes of Vogue and Elle.

The singer then commended her mother for drawing attention to the matter.

Many expressed similar frustrations at what they perceived as sexism in the way magazines sold.

Ariana Grande is far from the first person to raise the issue.

Veteran music critic Jessica Hopper has previously been critical of music magazines being categorised as “men’s interest” magazines.

And a few weeks ago, people were none too pleased when CondĂ© Nast described music website Pitchfork as appealing to “Millenial males”.

Get it together, magazines.

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