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I found this article to really enlighten me on my own view of feminism. I think I would be the person who is "over it" and I live my life the way I want regardless of the facts. I can relate to the "girl power" because of growing up in the 90's. I think a good song that represents how women would be "Can't Hold Us Down." This song, to me, represents antifeminism and how it has become "cool, even hip." It talks about women using sex and men to get what they want, which is to be viewed as equal with men. However, I think it is really important for women to want the political and economic equality, not the purchasing or SEXUAL power.

Here are the lyrics, do you guys agree??

So what am I not supposed to have an opinion
Should I be quiet just because I'm a woman
Call me a bitch 'cuz I speak what's on my mind
Guess it's easier for you to swallow if I sat and smiled

When a female fires back
Suddenly big talker don't know how to act
So he does what any little boy would do
Making up a few false rumors or two
That for sure is not a man to me
Slanderin' names for popularity
It's sad you only get your fame through controversy
But now it's time for me to come and give you more to say
[This verse reminds me of the men who talked so disrespectfully about Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin.]

[This is the chorus]
This is for my girls all around the world
Who've come across a man who don't respect your worth
Thinking all women should be seen, not heard
So what do we do girls?
Shout out loud!
Letting them know we're gonna stand our ground
Lift your hands high and wave them proud
Take a deep breath and say it loud
Never can, never will, can't hold us down

So what am I not supposed to say what I'm saying
Are you offended by the message I'm bringing
Call me whatever 'cuz your words don't mean a thing
Guess you ain't even a man enough to handle what I sing

If you look back in history
It's a common double standard of society
The guy gets all the glory the more he can score
While the girl can do the same and yet you call her a whore
I don't understand why it's okay
The guy can get away with it & the girl gets named
All my ladies come together and make a change
Start a new beginning for us everybody sing

[This is the part of the song where I feel like they are wanting equality for only sexual power.]

[Lil' Kim:]
Check it - Here's something I just can't understand
If the guy have three girls then he's the man
He can either give us some head, sex a roar
If the girl do the same, then she's a whore
But the table's about to turn
I'll bet my fame on it
Cats take my ideas and put their name on it
It's airight though, you can't hold me down
I got to keep on movin'
To all my girls with a man who be tryin to mack
Do it right back to him and let that be that
You need to let him know that his game is whack
And Lil' Kim and Christina Aguilera got your back

Anyways, I used to love this song. Now I can see how it is good that these artists are fighting for equality, but it's not good that they are fighting for the wrong kind of equality.

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