21 Songs About Female Empowerment For When The Patriarchy Is Just Too Much

While I’m a feminist and will defend to my dying day that Feminism is about equality for all, every once in a while women just need to be lifted the f*ck up. Like when, I don’t know… The House of Representatives votes to defund Planned Parenthood. Or when the wage gap isn’t properly addressed in a major presidential debate. Really, I could go on but it just starts to frustrate me. Instead, I’ll listen to these songs for a bit of feel-good bad-assery.

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“Electric Lady” by Janelle Monáe

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“Body Of My Own” by Charli XCX

3.

“Respect” by Aretha Franklin

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“BO$$” by Fifth Harmony

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“Hard Out Here” by Lily Allen

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“None Of Your Business” by Salt-N-Pepa

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“Secrets” by Mary Lambert

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“Bad Reputation” by Joan Jett

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“Q.U.E.E.N.” by Janelle Monáe

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“Love Myself” by Hailee Steinfeld

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“Independent Women, Pt. I” by Destiny’s Child

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“Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys

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“I’m Every Woman” by Chaka Khan

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“Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé

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“Just A Girl” by No Doubt

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