Monday, March 2, 2015

Feminist Music

Haven't done one of these in a while. It's absolutely essential that I feature Janelle Monáe and her song Q.U.E.E.N. It's a feminist anthem of self-expression and self-love, as demonstrated from the repeated line, "Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am."

The video can only be described as surreal. Janelle Monáe's movements are erratic and strange as she sits at her desk, representing the leader of a rebel movement called PROJECT Q.U.E.E.N. And holy shit she has style. You have to watch to the end where she raps in a tuxedo. Damn.


1 comment:

saber86 said...

Back when I first saw the video for "Tightrope," I had two conflicting thoughts. "Whoa, this lady is AMAZING!" was followed by "I hope she's not too cool to catch on, she's got *every*thing going on." Happily, she has gained much notice and a growing audience. She sings truth and imagination and humor in a take-no-bullshit stance. I love her!