Songs to empower
Ella Tan | On 30, Jan 2015
The best songwriters have an uncanny gift for capturing the mood of the moment, which in turn connects you to fans all over the world.
Take feminism for instance. Recently, Emma Watson made a speech which soon stirred up controversy although her reasoning was sound.
On September 21, U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson delivered a moving speech calling men and women to action against gender inequality. She discussed the epidemic of women choosing not to identify as feminists, clarified the problem with feminism’s association with “man-hating,” and drew attention to gender equality for men as well as women. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/ellevate/2014/10/16/how-you-can-answer-emma-watsons-call-for-equality-in-your-company/)
Coincidentally, recent songs have supported the whole female empowerment issue. Check out Beyonce’s Flawless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17hPCHLMpyM, Alicia Keys’ A Woman’s Worth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtMUIwOE2ss&hl=en-GB&gl=SG, and India Arie https://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en-GB&gl=SG&v=Mq86e4Fhja0among others.
These songs help to create a synergy between women helping us to uphold the maxim that men and women are created equal and should be given the same R-E-S-P-E-C-T, just like how the great Aretha Franklin says. And if you feel good and confident, you look it too.
Share your favourite female anthem in the comments section below and be sure to stand up and sing it at your next karaoke session.
In the meantime, groove along with Meghan Trainor performing All about that bass,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PCkvCPvDXk
“I like the way it makes us feel good about ourselves instead of obsessing about being skinny” – Karen, 23, PR Consultant