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Feminist Music - lets make the best Spotify playlist ever!

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DJLippy Mon 21-May-18 21:26:00

I was inspired by an earlier thread to start a Spotify Playlist with all the best feminist music. I'm currently listening and it's Cindi Lauper gin but I want some more suggestions!

If you want to add any tunes here is a link. It's collaborative so anybody can add to it....

open.spotify.com/user/katyworley/playlist/6jL7wLNsqJVbDhdCfjXw0k?si=2fma6AWkTbGOp2bNVcM55w

Women - your feminism need You!

If you post here I will add it to our playlist...

Lotsofplanetshaveanorth Mon 21-May-18 21:28:13

Loads and loads of Ani di Franco

ReluctantCamper Mon 21-May-18 21:34:16

I shall sing - Marcia Griffiths

MipMipMip Mon 21-May-18 21:34:41

Ooh excellent! Been thinking of doing this myself as I've been listening to Catatonia a lot recently. In one song she says "the CSA are bound to find you soon" and another mentions that tampons should be free. grin

My entry is: youtu.be/8774guHS48Q

If nothing else it teaches you to spell Misogyny!

MipMipMip Mon 21-May-18 21:39:08

I've added the playlist on Spotify- thanks for doing this. Some great songs on there!

Are you aware that it shows your real name? Don't want you to be evidently outed.

DJLippy Mon 21-May-18 21:46:17

I don't give a shit about being outed. This is civil disobedience.
Also, I work as a healthcare assistant, and it's zero hours contracts. I'm not important enough to get sacked. grin

I didn't realise when I started posting on mumsnet I was joining the Resistance...

MipMipMip Mon 21-May-18 21:53:07

Haha fair enough. Some people like to keep their account separate from their name. I'm one of them!

DJLippy Mon 21-May-18 22:03:43

TBH It's not really a political stand it's just that I just can't figure out how to change my Spotify name!

ReluctantCamper Mon 21-May-18 22:05:04

OK, had a shower and thought about this some more

Women passing the bechtel test - talking about themselves, their friends, their sisters, things that interest them:

Kate Bush - cloudbusting
Kate tempest - tunnel vision
Madonna - dear jessie
Roberta Flak - compared to what
Suzanne Vega - Marlene on the wall

generally fantastic female artists / led bands
Breeders - cannonball
Annie lennox - broken glass
Alison Moyet - only you

too tired to think of more right now but will be back!

ReluctantCamper Mon 21-May-18 22:05:33

how about mama by the spice girls!

DJLippy Mon 21-May-18 22:14:02

@ReluctantCamper
Are you on Spotify? Get adding!

ChattyLion Mon 21-May-18 22:26:05

The Raincoats - Lola grin

Hobbes8 Mon 21-May-18 22:27:20

After last nights episode of the handmaid's tale....this woman's work by kate bush

QuarksandLeptons Mon 21-May-18 22:28:58

Nina Simone - Four Women

My skin is black
My arms are long
My hair is woolly
My back is strong
Strong enough to take the pain
inflicted again and again
What do they call me
My name is AUNT SARAH
My name is Aunt Sarah
My skin is yellow
My hair is long
Between two worlds
I do belong
My father was rich and white
He forced my mother late one night
What do they call me
My name is SAFFRONIA
My name is Saffronia
My skin is tan
My hair is fine
My hips invite you
my mouth like wine
Whose little girl am I?
Anyone who has money to buy
What do they call me
My name is SWEET THING
My name is Sweet Thing
My skin is brown
my manner is tough
I'll kill the first mother I see
my life has been too rough
I'm awfully bitter these days
because my parents were slaves
What do they call me
My name is PEACHES

QuarksandLeptons Mon 21-May-18 22:30:08

Ooh love the idea of the Bechtel test applied to songs

AuntyElle Mon 21-May-18 22:32:11

A Sorta Fairytale by Tori Amos

Hobbes8 Mon 21-May-18 22:34:23

I can't work out how to add stuff - ladykillers by lush
Cornflake girl - tori amos
Blue - elastica
The queen and the soldier - Suzanne vega
Stop - sam brown
All about that bass - Meghan trainor

Ireneony Mon 21-May-18 22:36:54

Alanis morisette and Nina Simone and lots of it!

HotRocker Mon 21-May-18 22:37:58

Or Icicle by Tori Amos?

lexiewrites Mon 21-May-18 22:43:48

Tegan and Sara- Proud

Kimya Dawson- I like giants

Alisha's attic- I am I feel - one of the best songs when you're angry

L7- shitlist - another excellent angry song. Doesn't technically aim it at men lyrics wise but that's my interpretation.

all Alisha's attic songs

MIA- bad girls

Kelis- Bossy

Bikini Kill- rebel girl

Hole-miss world and asking for it

Alanis morisette- you oughta know ( and every thing else she's done)

PJ Harvey- mansize

DJLippy Mon 21-May-18 22:48:10

if nothing else it teaches you to spell Misogyny!

Yes It took me a while to find on spotify! Damn my dyspraxia!

Listening now to Marcia Grifith @Camper grin

@Lotsofplanetshaveanorth grin Where has she been all my life? Do you have any particular Feminist tunes for my playlist? I feel like I have a lot of catching up to do and I will be there a very long time before I find the ones about biting the mens members off (metaphorically obvs) wink

DJLippy Mon 21-May-18 22:53:25

@lexiewrites are you on Spotify? You need to get involved...

lexiewrites Mon 21-May-18 22:55:04

@DJLippy I am yeah, I'll get adding.

DJLippy Mon 21-May-18 23:09:28

@LincolnLuke cake I LOVE you now. Yes mate - go DJ!

@Hobbes8 - get adding on the spotify! I will give you cake

QuarksandLeptons Mon 21-May-18 23:14:45

Goldfrapp- ooh la la la, Lovely head (not explicitly feminist songs but beautiful and emotive and outside of the male gaze)

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