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Feminist songs?

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AnnVeronica · 04/07/2010 23:29

I'd like to introduce my 15-year-old sister to feminism. She recently asked me to make her a playlist, so I thought this would be a good place to start?

I've come up with Video by India.Arie. I was also thinking of Defying Gravity from Wicked. Do you have any more suggestions?

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scurryfunge · 04/07/2010 23:35

?Not A Pretty Girl,? Ani DiFranco

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AnnVeronica · 04/07/2010 23:39

I hadn't heard this before, just watched it on YouTube - thanks!

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earwicga · 04/07/2010 23:59

width="640" height="385"> 99 Ways

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earwicga · 05/07/2010 00:00

I'll try that again

99 Ways

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earwicga · 05/07/2010 00:12

Oh, and practically anything by Peaches, Angie Reed and loads of older stuff if you are interested in those?

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ElephantsAndMiasmas · 05/07/2010 09:47

One Girl Revolution

I have loads of music, and pathetically little of it could be described as feminist.

Oh, I love Bessie Smith's Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer, not straight feminism but defending a woman's right to go out, eat junk and have a good time.

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ElephantsAndMiasmas · 07/07/2010 01:31

One Girl Revolution

Ms Dynamite - It Takes More

And perhaps too obvious but Destiny's Child Independent Women Pt 1

Oh my god how could I forget - i heard this on the radio recently and realised for the first time what a great song it is: Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves - Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin

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ElephantsAndMiasmas · 07/07/2010 01:34

just watched that video and it sent a shiver down my spine. Annie & Aretha are just so cool and they're standing there in front of pictures of suffragettes and civil rights workers and all kinds of women doing their thing...

Also deserve kudos for the line "look, there's a woman right next to you!"

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SugarMousePink · 07/07/2010 21:48

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Adair · 08/07/2010 11:06

Here

Feminist music

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Pogleswood · 08/07/2010 13:29

How about Guys Do it all the Time,Mindy McCready

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CMOTdibbler · 08/07/2010 13:42

Janis Ians Seventeen

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CMOTdibbler · 08/07/2010 14:08

And most of Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos, but the essential listening is Me and a Gun for her messaging and strenght

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cyteen · 08/07/2010 14:18

Joan Jett - Bad Reputation for a bit of straight-to-the-point fun

Princess Superstar - Who Writes Your Lyrics, for some music biz cussery.

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HopeForTheBestExpectTheWorst · 08/07/2010 20:21

Indigo Girls - pretty much anything, but was just thinking today as I sang along in the car what a fab song this is (sorry not the original vid - not sure if there actually is one!)

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blackcurrants · 09/07/2010 15:56

Sinead O'Connor! "No Man's Woman" always puts a spring in my step

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ilovemydogandMrObama · 09/07/2010 16:01

I am Woman... Love the backing singers!

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ElephantsAndMiasmas · 12/08/2010 12:28

Completely forgot to mention this one: by the Dixie Chicks - I know it's wrong to promote killing etc but often find myself humming this when reading about another abusive arse on the Relationships section.

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