Sunday, January 11, 2009

Add this to your feminist playlist

How did I not know about this song already?
This is "Endangered Species," by Dianne Reeves. Swoon!

Seriously, this song makes me want to burn all my bras. Just kidding. Bras are excellent. Sexism, not so much.

Here are the lyrics, which are seriously empowering:
I am an endangered species
But I sing no victim song
I am a woman I am an artist
And I know where my voice belongs

I am a woman I exist
I shake my fist but not my hips
My skin is dark my body is strong
I sign of rebirth no victim song

They cut out my sex they bind my feet
Silence my reflex no tongue to speak
I work in the fields I work in the store
I type up the deals and I mop the floors

My body is fertile I bring life about
Drugs, famine, and war, take them back out
My husband can beat me his right they say
And rape isn't rape you say I like it that way

I am an endangered species
But I sing no victim song
I am a woman I am an artist
And I know where my voice belongs
I know where my soul belongs
I know where I belong

Amazing, right? That's going straight onto my feminist playlist.

Thanks to Jessalynn for the tip!

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