Pro-women pop culture

This month brings a lot of awareness about women’s history which I will acknowledge in other blogs.

 

Today as I sit listening to Meaghan Trainor’s song “NO” and Lady Gagas “Til It Happens To You” I’m enjoying the fact that womens issues care being sung about in mainstream pop culture. Meaghan Trainor makes consent catchy. I also think the song showcases that women can choose to not engage a guy or feel pressured to entertain advances if they dont want to and its okay to say …”no.”

“All my ladies listen up
If that boy ain’t giving up
Lick your lips and swing your hips
Girl all you gotta say is…

My name is no
My sign is no
My number is no
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
Nah to the ah to the, no, no, no
My name is no
My sign is no
My number is no
You need to let it go
You need to let it go
Need to let it go
Nah to the ah to the, no, no, no

Thank you in advance, I don’t wanna dance (nope)
I don’t need your hands all over me
If I want a man, then I’mma get a man
But it’s never my priority
I was in my zone, before you came along, don’t want you to take this personal
Blah, blah, blah, I be like nah to the ah to the, no, no, no ”

 

I do hope that in addition to listening to this song on the radio and mindlessly singing along, that people will hear it and there will be discussion about consent and wanted/unwanted attention. We shall see.

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