Playlist: Femme De Force

This is not your typical feminist playlist. This is the kind of playlist you blast when you’re preparing to march and you feel the fear and anger and frustration simmering inside of you. This is the kind of playlist you listen to when you’re sharpening the wings of your eyeliner, painting your protest signs and staring out the window of your bus on the way to Washington, D.C. This is the kind of playlist that braces you for next four years and reminds you that you are not alone.

 

Hold Me Down – Halsey

Selfish, taking what I want and call it mine
I’m helpless, clinging to a little bit of spine
They rush me, telling me I’m running out of time
They shush me (shhh), walking me across a fragile line

Goddess – Banks

You put her down, you liked her hopeless
To walk around, feeling unnoticed
You shoulda crowned her, cause she’s a goddess
You never got this

Not Your Way – MisterWives

Over being told to be undressed to look our best
Everywhere my eyes go, our figure is less, voice suppressed
But look how very far we have come
Cast a vote, wear pants and prop up a gun

iT – Christine and the Queens

She wants to be a man, but she lies
She wants to be born again, but she’ll lose
She draws her own crotch by herself
But she’ll lose because it’s a fake

Venus Fly – Grimes ft. Janelle Monae

Why you looking at me now?
Why you looking at me again?
What if I pulled my teeth?
Cut my hair underneath my chin
Wrap my curls all around the world
Throw my pearls all across the floor
Feeling my beat like a sniper girl

Body of My Own – Charli XCX

Lights out, I’m on
Got my darkness
I’m into myself, don’t need you
Cause I’m gone, so high
Got my darkness
I’m into myself, don’t need you

Loudspeaker – MUNA

 What you’ve done to me
Well I’ve seen many a friend be silenced
Thinking nobody would believe them
Well baby you’ve got another thing coming
You can try to make me stop, call it delusion
But every time I don’t shut up, it’s revolution

Runaway – Ryn Weaver

They tell me temper, temper, little lady
Better bite that tongue, it is not becoming
My blood boils rapids to break the levy
And let it keep on running, running

Oblivion – Grimes

I never walk about after dark
It’s my point of view
Cause someone could break your neck
Coming up behind you
Always coming and you’d never have a clue

Savages – Marina and the Diamonds

Another day, another tale of rape
Another ticking bomb to bury deep and detonate
I’m not the only one who finds it hard to understand
I’m not afraid of God
I’m afraid of Man

Free – Broods

All I want is your attention please
Don’t want your opinion or your fee
‘Cause the freest I have ever been
I had nothing to show or be seen
I’m free


Isabelle is an aspiring music industry executive who spends most of her paycheck on concert tickets and cold brew coffee. She currently resides in New York City, where she is studying music business and juggling more internships than is humanly possible. She also co-founded an a cappella group, Baruch Blue Notes, because she is a giant music nerd. Her friends all call her Izzy, and sometimes they call her “Virginia” for no apparent reason (it’s a long story).

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