Hey Girl – A Melodic Take on Feminism | Lady Gaga & Florence Welch

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Hey Girl,

The time has come to ask something extra of you as a woman to ignite that spark of activism, to adopt an active and responsive feminist mindset.

Extraordinary times see it vital to have a view on women and equality at this point in history.

We’ve all thought the thoughts. But why are we afraid to share our views on feminism out loud?

We are advocating for equality and not more rights.

I’ve come across a study called ‘Female Tribes’ obtained by J Walter Thompson. The study looks into the roles of women worldwide and demonstrates the very positive difference we make when having a female lead.

Depictions of intense female friendships are all over the cultural landscape – in books, films. The attention to exploring these relationships has broadened and deepened.

Which brings me to this post. A few weeks ago I came across the song ‘Hey Girl’ recorded by Florence Welch and Lady Gaga.

The message is pretty clear: successful women CAN be friends and should support each other. As a matter of fact, we need to be able to rely on other women and Gaga rejects the commonly belief that only one woman can reign.

Feminism has been used in the wrong context over the last decades, pop singers playing around with the term loosely, to the point when the F-word was negatively loaded.

It’s time to educate people and what better way than throwing a funky beat on top. Because…

‘Hey girl,

We can make it easy if we lift each other,

We don’t need need to keep on one-in’ up another

Just know that I got you.’

 

 

 

 

Love, Nina x

3 Responses to Hey Girl – A Melodic Take on Feminism | Lady Gaga & Florence Welch

  1. Megan Ferguson says:

    This is such a good message and definitely one I don’t hear enough! Women should definitely help each other up rather than tear each other down to be queen bee! Also love that you used the song to illustrate this! Xx

  2. I love both Gaga and Florence yet I hadn’t heard this before! Love the messaging behind it too, from 2 strong women in music.

    Ruth // http://www.ruth-writes.co.uk

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