Happy International Women's Day sisters! Today we should all be thankful for feminism, and in particular the moments where feminism and pop music have met to gloriously empowering results. Here are my top ten empowering anthems for ladies. Enjoy!
10- Sonic Youth- Kool Thing
Most empowering line: "Are you gonna liberate us girls from male white corporate oppression?"
9- Chaka Khan- I'm Every Woman
Most empowering line: "I'm every woman, it's all in me."
8- No Doubt- Just A Girl
Most empowering line: "I'm just a girl, all pretty and petite. So don't let me have any rights(!)"
7- Annie Lennox and Aretha Franklin- Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves
Most empowering line: "The 'inferior sex' has got a new exterior."
6- Bikini Kill- Rebel Girl
Most empowering line: "When she walks, the revolution's coming."
5- Christina Aguilera- Can't Hold Us Down
Most empowering line: "Thinking all women should be seen, not heard. What do we do girls? Shout louder!"
4- PJ Harvey - Sheela Na Gig
Most empowering line: "Look at these my child bearing hips. Looks at these my ruby red ruby lips. Look at these my work strong arms..."
3- Sister Suffragette, from Mary Poppins
Most empowering line: "No more the meek and mild subservients we! We're fighting for our rights, militantly!
2- Beyoncé- Run The World (Girls)
Most empowering line: "Boy you know you love it, how we're smart enough to make these millions, strong enough to bear the children, then get back to business."
1- Destiny's Child- Independent Women Part I
Most empowering line: "The rock I'm rocking, I bought it, 'cos I depend on me."What are your ultimiate empowering lady anthems? Leave your suggestions in the comments box below!