Ryn Weaver Takes Issue With Demi Lovato's Feminism Comments
First, the good news: Both women consider themselves feminists and likely have the same end goals in mind. But what's a movement without a little infighting (or, at least, in-tweeting)?
The whole thing started with Lovato's Cosmopolitan interview, where the singer shared, "I considered myself a feminist before it was cool. Now everyone is claiming it."
Weaver then shared her disappointment (but also "love") on Twitter, writing that feminism isn't a trendy fad, and that all feminists should be encouraging everyone to get onboard -- no matter when. The end goal is to get everyone to identify as such; it's not a contest.
@beachesxoceans I hope to god more people claim it... It isn't an exclusive club. The more people who care, the better..— ✦ Ryn Weaver ✦ (@RynWeaver) August 4, 2015
@ddlovato I think you're dope. I don't think we should brand feminism as something that's cool or trendy tho. Considering its definition, I— ✦ Ryn Weaver ✦ (@RynWeaver) August 4, 2015
@ddlovato would hope that equality for women is more than a trend but an eventual truth.Everyone should be a feminist unless they're bigoted— ✦ Ryn Weaver ✦ (@RynWeaver) August 4, 2015
@ddlovato that being said, you're new song is awesome and you seem dope. Only love.— ✦ Ryn Weaver ✦ (@RynWeaver) August 4, 2015
Lovato herself has yet to reply, but because this is the Internet in 2015, some of Lovato's fans have already taken care of it by yelling and threatening Weaver, who attempts to engage with some, and then realizes it's best to just move on.