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Your Feminist Playlist: 10 Songs to Rock Out to this Summer

Your Feminist Playlist: 10 Songs to Rock Out to this Summer
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When the song Same Love came out, I had many friends tell me I would love the song and I had to take a listen.

They were right. I’m obsessed with the song, not only for it’s amazing gay-affirming lyrics and message, but also for its beat and melody.

Listening to Same Love got me thinking about all the other songs I listen to that have powerful messages and make me feel good, so I compiled a go-to feminist-rah-rah-women-and-equality-girl-power playlist for you all to enjoy!

Take a look and please share in the comments any other songs you can think of that should be added to the list!

1. Same Love – Macklemore with Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert

It’s the same hate that’s caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
It’s human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
Live on and be yourself

2. Girl On Fire – Alicia Keys

She got both feet on the ground
And she’s burning it down
She got her head in the clouds
And she’s not backing down

3. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Stand a little taller
Doesn’t mean I’m lonely when I’m alone
What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter
Footsteps even lighter
Doesn’t mean I’m over ’cause you’re gone

4. F**Kin’ Perfect – Pink

You’re so mean (so mean) when you talk (when you talk)
About yourself. You were wrong.
Change the voices (change the voices) in your head (in your head)
Make them like you instead.

5. Born This Way – Lady Gaga

“There’s nothing wrong with loving who you are”
She said, “‘Cause he made you perfect, babe”
“So hold your head up girl and you’ll go far

6. Who Says – Selena Gomez

I’m sure you got some things
You’d like to change about yourself
But when it comes to me
I wouldn’t want to be anybody else

7. Skyscraper – Demi Lovato

You can take everything I have
You can break everything I am
Like I’m made of glass
Like I’m made of paper
Go on and try to tear me down
I will be rising from the ground
Like a skyscraper!

8. Unwritten – Natasha Bedingfield

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We’ve been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way

9. Can’t Hold Us Down – Christina Aguilera

This is for my girls all around the world
Who’ve come across a man who don’t respect your worth
Thinking all women should be seen, not heard
So what do we do girls?
Shout out loud!

10. You Gotta Be – Des’ree

You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser
You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day


Next Page: Feminist Throw Backs

I couldn’t resist throwing in some of favorite feminist throw back songs as well. Bonus points if you can name the movie this song reminds me of!

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1:04PM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

ok if you want a funny feminist parody(just heard it today)go to youtube&search Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines [Feminist Parody] "Defined Lines" it was a riot!

9:10AM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

great list :)

9:24AM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

Wish more of the graphics showed women who differ from the super thin, skin baring 'ideal' of today --
Suzy Thompson/ Queen Latifah come to mind

8:46AM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

Interesting choices. Yes ,they are popular songs for 2013.

Thank You for sharing the playlist. I actually do enjoy a couple of these songs.

3:51AM PDT on Jul 18, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:06PM PDT on Jul 17, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

7:42PM PDT on Jul 16, 2013


10:54AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013


9:54AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

Good list,thanks for sharing

7:51AM PDT on Jul 15, 2013

thank you

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