Friday, April 15, 2016

6 Artists That Prove Women Should Run The World

In recent years musicians, such as Beyoncé, have become more vocal about their feminist ideals. The feminist discussion has blown up on social media. Here are some of the musicians contributing to that conversation.

Charlie XCX, in collaboration with BBC, recently released a documentary on what it is like to be a woman in the pop music industry. The documentary featured Charlie interviewing other pop musicians on the festival circuit. Her interviewees included Marina and the Diamonds, Jack Antonoff, and Ryn Weaver, who is very outspoken about feminism on social media.

Jenny Lewis’s “Just One of the Guys” has been hailed as a feminist anthem. The video features Brie Lawson, Kristen Stewart, and Anne Hathaway who are all outspoken feminists.

Pat Benatar rejected the image that was forced on her at the beginning of her career. She wanted her music to be the focus rather than her body. Pat will be at the Paramount with her husband, Neil Giraldo, on May 10th, 2016.

Janelle Monae has been outspoken about feminism and her song Q.U.E.E.N. has come to represent intersectional feminism.  “And as women I think we should be in control of our body, whether we’re naked or whatever. But let that be your decision, not, ‘these are the standards, you are a woman, you need to do this.” –Janelle Monae

From a young age, Joan Jett made waves in the male dominated music industry. “People don't want to see women doing things they don't think women should do.” –Joan Jett

-Intern Michaella

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