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Girl Power

March 2, 2018

A day is insufficient to commemorate the existence of half the population. The world has gone a long way in overcoming barbaric beliefs that women are secondary to men - but a lot of work has yet to be done.

Women have been belittled for far too long - reduced to sexual objects with little capabilities outside of the domestic realm. As a result, the world has been losing out - y’all really missing out on how much women can make the world a better place by suppressing their abilities. The society has moulded the belief that being tough breeds success, but women are proving that having the perfect balance of strength and soft-heartedness can bear equal, if not more, fruits of success.

Photo courtesy of War Productions Co-ordinating Committee‍

Celebrating women is not equivalent to demeaning men - men are equally great in their own way. It ain’t a war between the two! Women are celebrated today for having penetrated the economic, political, legal and every other industry that have been dominated by men. It’s pretty crazy (in a good way!) thinking how women managed to untie their limbs and climb the ladder despite the perpetuation of patriarchy via tangible and intangible means.

Women are versatile and capable, and we cannot emphasise on it enough - which is why these 6 songs could do the job!

  1. Run the World (Girls) - Beyoncé

If this isn’t straightforward enough, we don’t know what is. Queen Bey is the epitome of women power in the music scene. She’s fierce, she’s talented and she ain’t afraid to tell the world - who run the world?

G I R L S.

  1. Try - Colbie Caillat

Isn’t it a pity how women are always trying so hard to capitalize on their beauty and appearance to seem valuable to the society? Makeup, a tool to enhance beauty, is produced and sold in masses all around the world - and Colbie feels that we should learn to accept us the way we are. We are more than just our looks - we have reason, as Aristotle would term it.

So ladies, take your makeup off!

  1. Who Says - Selena Gomez

If it ain’t the rising feminist activist, Selena Gomez. She is encouraging women to have not just a voice to sing, but a voice to speak up. Who Says is an empowering song that puts all doubts to question.

  1. Salute - Little Mix

Get your killer heels, sneakers, pumps or lace up your boots

Representing all the women, salute, salute

Heels aren’t a symbol of weakness, but the perfect concoction of beauty and strength.

  1. Beautiful - Christina Aguilera

The diva takes the motivational approach to empowering her fellow ladies by reminding them that they’re beautiful, no matter what anyone says.

You are beautiful no matter what they say

Words can't bring you down

You are beautiful in every single way

  1. Rise - Katy Perry

If you’re more inclined to drama, this song’s for you. Describing the endless struggle of women to fight against the societal hindrances, she decided that she will still rise.

Oh, ye of so little faith

Don't doubt it, don't doubt it

Victory is in your veins

You know it, you know it

And you will not negotiate

Just fight it, just fight it

And be transformed

So girls - slay in your lane! You don’t have to be a strong woman, because strength is a given in every woman. Just embrace it and face challenges head on, heels on.

To all the men out there, reach out to the women in your life, and tell em, you did it.

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