By: Lanie Wagoner
Feminist Theory: what it is, why i chose it, and why it matters to me.
Selena Gomez & The Scene "Who Says" (2011)
The reason i chose this song is because it talks about how people try to discourage you. Selena Gomez is asking the person listening to the song who says your not pretty or you not good enough. I think this is the perfect song for this because a lot of times guys try and make girls think they aren't good enough for anyone or their body is good enough or they are pretty. Also guys and even some other girls make women feel like that cant be certain things such as president or go into the armed forces because they are too "feminine".
Fact: Feminism is defined as the belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.
Colbie Caillat "Try" (2014)
Fact: Only 17% of the seats in Congress are held by women.
Martina McBride "This One's For The Girls" (2003)
Fact: Even in the 10 top paying jobs for women, females earn less than men; only one career, speech pathology, pays the same regardless of gender.
Dolly Parton "9 to 5" (1980)
Fact: Globally, about 1 in 3 women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime.
Christina Aguilera "Beautiful" (2002)
Fact: Over 130 million women in the world have undergone female genital mutilation. This is when girls have either part or all of the clitoris and inner and outer labia cut off, without anesthesia. Often, they have a part of their vagina sewn up as well.
Grace ft. G-Eazy "You Dont Own Me" (2016)
Fact: In 1950, women comprised less than 2% of the U.S. military. Currently, about 14% of active members in the U.S armed forces are women.
Shakira "Underneath Your Clothes" (2001)
Fact: Women hold the two highest IQ scores ever recorded.
Demi Lovato "Skyscraper" (2011)
Fact: Single women with children make 60% of what men make.