The Point: No, Ms. Grande, Sex Is Not Empowerment

Shooting a sexy music video doesn’t make you a god.

Pop star Ariana Grande recently released a single, “God Is a Woman.” Her song is about “sexual female empowerment & how women are literally everything & the universe is inside of us.”

The music video depicts a god-like Grande using her sexuality to dominate men. She sings, “baby, take my hand, save your soul,” and, “if you confess, you might get blessed.” The video concludes with a mockery of Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam” with Grande in God’s place and various women replacing the men in the scene.

Of course no one tolerates Islam being mocked like this. Still, the song and the video are more than just blasphemy. It’s a remix of ancient neo-Gaian religion in contemporary form, lauded as an anthem of female empowerment, despite its offensiveness. and well, creepiness.

God created sex to be powerful, not to be worshipped. The creation is not the creator.

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