By early Sunday morning (Feb. 21), Lovato apparently had more thoughts to share about the situation -- and women’s rights in general. In a series of tweets, the “Confident” singer spoke out about her disappointment in women not being taken seriously. She also took the opportunity to encourage other women – particularly those that are “self-proclaimed feminists” – to join the conversation and use their voice to “help the voiceless women be heard.”
“Frustrating to see women come forward with their past only to be shot down, not believed & disrespected for their bravery in taking action,” Lovato wrote. “Happens way too often. I'm ready for women to be taken just as seriously as men.”
“Someone tell me why anyone would ever feel brave enough to come forward if they are most likely to be ignored or called a liar?” she continued.
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Lovato then added, “I'm also ready for self-proclaimed feminists to start speaking out or taking action for women's rights,” just before tweeting a series of statements about women empowerment.
“Women empowerment is speaking up for other women even when it's something uncomfortable to speak up about.”
“Women empowerment is using your voice to help the voiceless women be heard.”
“Women empowerment is taking action now, not when it's convenient.”
“Women empowerment is leading other women to make actual changes in our society.”
“Women empowerment is tweeting at 2:30 am knowing the consequences of these tweets and not giving a single f---.”
See her full middle-of-the-night speech in the tweets below.