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21 Apr 2024, 10:16 am

I'm not a fan of country music but I can dig this one. 8)


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21 Apr 2024, 10:26 am

Also I wonder if this can count? I know people joke about "Sweet Dreams" being an S&M song but seeing Annie Lennox in a man's power suit singing with her booming operatic voice somehow feels very empowering to me...


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21 Apr 2024, 11:05 am

^ Sure, it counts.





https://youtu.be/-ikKMNJAKLw?si=INfPqT96F5ofn-ak


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21 Apr 2024, 11:15 am



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofv5Zo2LYnI


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21 Apr 2024, 11:27 am

TwilightPrincess wrote:
I thought it might be useful to another member or two who posted in this thread. New members ask about it often.


So I was just a useful impetus!

Loving this thread.


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21 Apr 2024, 11:37 am




https://youtu.be/6c1BThu95d8?si=7rfchGQO-8Eo_zhQ




She's a Rainbow
Stones



This describes my Synaesthesia. All words, numbers, and songs have specific colours for me.


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21 Apr 2024, 11:40 am

ChicagoLiz wrote:
TwilightPrincess wrote:
I thought it might be useful to another member or two who posted in this thread. New members ask about it often.
So I was just a useful impetus!
I wasn’t suggesting that.
ChicagoLiz wrote:
Loving this thread.
Me too! :heart:


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21 Apr 2024, 11:49 am




https://youtu.be/-p6OH7FoWoQ?si=t9TVeLzt6C1ey6QJ




I Dreamed A Dream
Les Misérables

Ruthie Henshall as Fantine


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21 Apr 2024, 11:54 am

^ :heart:



Too relatable:

I will wash the dishes
While you go have a beer

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Cole, a staunch feminist, intended the moody tune — about a disillusioned, barefoot-and-pregnant housewife and her no-good cowboy husband — to be a social commentary on traditional gender stereotypes. But that message was lost on many listeners (including conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh!), who mistook it to be about a woman literally yearning for a macho Marlboro Man-type hero to come rescue her.

“Oh, yes. And they still [believe] that — there's still those folks holding out!” Cole laughingly tells Yahoo Entertainment/SiriusXM Volume. “It was so bizarre. You put out a piece of work and you know what it means, but then you let it go out into the world and it's like witnessing, I don't know, like an anthropological study. You learn about people. It was one of Rush Limbaugh’s favorite songs; he’d play it on his radio station! In some ways, it was horrific. … In the moment, it was galling. I remember even though Spin magazine had been supportive of me, they didn't get it. One of the writers wrote that I was the ‘Tammy Wynette of Lilith Fair.’ And it was so the opposite — I was actually one of the most outspoken feminist dark horses on that whole stage.”

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/pau ... 14249.html


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21 Apr 2024, 12:58 pm

Earlier in this thread the iconic feminist anthem ‘I Am Women’ by the late Helen Reddy was entered. The following song ‘Born A Women’ by Sandy Posey angered Helen to the point of inspiring her to write ‘I Am Woman”. In the last few years the song has been on many a top sexist and top misogynistic song list.

The cliche “product of its time” applies here. The song is number 23 on the Billboard top 100 list of 1966 and received two Grammy Award nominations.



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Twilight, I understand this song is not what you had in mind when you created this thread. I do believe Sandy thought she was helping women when she wrote it so it does technically fit the criteria you set for this thread. But I would be very understanding if you requested the mods delete this post.


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21 Apr 2024, 1:50 pm

Here's one I really like! "It's Raining Men" by The Weather Girls. :D



Just like Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" this was clearly a song about the women's sexual liberation movement. When women in the 80's were basically celebrating their right to choose who they wanted to have sex with or date and marry. Plus it was a time when women were hopeful about working careers to earn their own wages or get a former education to do basically anything a man was free to do.

These songs were feminist but also very hopeful and optimistic. :heart:


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21 Apr 2024, 2:03 pm

ASPartOfMe wrote:
Editors Note
Twilight, I understand this song is not what you had in mind when you created this thread. I do believe Sandy thought she was helping women when she wrote it so it does technically fit the criteria you set for this thread. But I would be very understanding if you requested the mods delete this post.
I think songs like that are important, especially from a historical perspective. I can actually relate to a lot of it except the being glad part because I know I deserve better. It demonstrates how far we’ve come in my opinion. Hopefully, some songs of today will inspire similar feelings in future generations.


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21 Apr 2024, 2:06 pm

I was trying not to be political, but holy f******* hell this says it all.






https://youtu.be/2JDFRTRjozc?si=5Z6U2g1yGP3000yb




Why are you hanging on so tight
To the rope that I'm hanging from?
Off this island, this was an escape plan
Carefully timed it, so let me go
And dive into the waves below

Who tends the orchards?
Who fixes up the gables?
Emotional torture from the head of your high table
Who fetches the water from the rocky mountain spring?
And walk back down again to feel your words and their sharp sting
And I'm getting fukkking tired

The capillaries in my eyes are bursting
If our love died, would that be the worst thing?
For somebody I thought was my saviour
You sure make me do a whole lot of labour
The calloused skin on my hands is cracking
If our love ended, would that be a bad thing?

And the silence haunts our bed chamber
You make me do too much labour
Apologies from my tongue, and never yours
Busy lapping from flowing cup and stabbing with your fork
I know you're a smart man
And weaponize
The false incompetence, it's dominance under a guise

If we had a daughter, I'd watch and could not save her
The emotional torture, from the head of your high table
She'd do what you taught her, she'd meet the same cruel fate
So now I've gotta run, so I can undo this mistake
At least I've gotta try

All day, every day, therapist, mother, maid
Nymph then a virgin, nurse then a servant
Just an appendage, live to attend him
So that he never lifts a finger
24∕7, baby machine
So he can live out his picket fence dreams

It's not an act of love if you make her
You make me do too much labour
All day, every day, therapist, mother, maid
Nymph then virgin, nurse and a servant
Just an appendage, live to attend him
So that he never lifts a finger
24∕7, baby machine
So he can live out his picket fence dreams
It's not an act of love if you make her
You make me do too much labour

The capillaries in my eyes
Are bursting (therapist, mother, maid)
If our love died (nymph then virgin)
Would that be the worst thing? (Nurse then a servant)
For somebody (just an appendage)
I thought was my saviour (live to attend him)
You sure make me do (so that)
A whole lot of labour (he never lifts a finger)
The calloused skin on my hands (24∕7)
Is cracking (baby machine)
If our love ends (so he can live out)
Would that be a bad thing? (His picket fence dreams)

And the silence (it's not an act of love)
Haunts our bed chamber (if you make her)
You make me do too much labour





LABOUR (The Cacophony)
Paris Paloma and Choir


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21 Apr 2024, 2:17 pm

^ Wow! That song hits hard. 8O Thanks for posting it!

It’s totally okay to get political (or not) here. Whatever goes as long as it’s not unsupportive or snarky in any way or dismissive of women’s struggles, issues, or experiences.

I know you know that. I just felt like saying it.


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21 Apr 2024, 2:54 pm



Are we a lost generation of our people?
Add us to equations but they'll never make us equal
She who writes the movie owns the script and the sequel
So why ain't the stealing of my rights made illegal?

March to the streets 'cause I'm willing and I'm able (what?)
Categorize me, I defy every label
And while you're selling dope, we're gonna keep selling hope (uh)
We rising up now, you gotta deal, you gotta cope
Will you be electric sheep?
Electric ladies, will you sleep?
Or will you preach?


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21 Apr 2024, 3:34 pm



Natalie Merchant:

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“When I was 13 years old, we're talking 1976, I spent my summer working as a volunteer for a bunch of hippies, basically, that got a seed grant from the Carter administration, which had a lot of really wonderful programs for the arts. These people started a day camp for handicapped children, and I worked for them the whole summer. A lot of these children were institutionalized - their parents had left the scene a long time ago. They didn't function so well in a conventional sense, but it seems that a lot of the children had developed like a private language or new senses so they could navigate through the world, especially the blind and the deaf children that we worked with.

From an early age, I had that contact with children who had special needs. I had lost my fear of intimacy with them - especially with Down syndrome kids, they could be really unpredictable and up to that point I had been a little frightened of them. I maintained some of the friendships with those kids and I was always open to meeting children with special needs. So when I wrote the song 'Wonder,' I wrote the song about a woman who was born with handicaps that seemed insurmountable, but she did overcome them, greatly because she had a loving family, especially her adoptive mother - she had been given up to an institution at birth."

https://www.songfacts.com/facts/natalie-merchant/wonder


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