Best independence anthem: 'Independent Women' or 'Miss Independent'?
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Best independence anthem: 'Independent Women' or 'Miss Independent'?

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The aughts were all about women doing it for themselves. Destiny's Child kicked off the decade declaring there was nothing wrong with women being independent and taking care of themselves on their mega smash "Independent Women Part 1." Kelly Clarkson put a spin on female independence, and tackled being in love. Which song should be crowned greatest girl power anthem of all time?ย ๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผ

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For the past several decadesโ€”female artists have declared their independence, dismantled double standards and empowered women with their music. Enter the "Girl Power Anthem." What better way to celebrate Women's History Month than to honor the women in music who influenced feminist movements, and ultimately pick the greatest girl power anthem of all time.ย 


Women can be in relationships, yet be an independent and free individualโ€”no different than any man. That's the point. Which songโ€”"Independent Women Part 1" or "Miss Independent" should win the title of greatest girl power anthem of all time?


Destiny's Child encouraged women to do it for themselves and not depend on any guy to take care of them. Go ahead, y'all.

Notable first verse:

Question; tell me what you think about me
I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings
Only ring your celly when I'm feelin lonely
When it's all over please get up and leave
Question; tell me how you feel about this
Try to control me boy, you get dismissed
Pay my own car note and I pay my own bills
Always 50/50 in relationships

Clarkson's hit tackled the difficulties women face being independent and in love. The point being there's nothing wrong with having both. She declared it's okay to be your own personโ€”and open your heart to love for a deserving guy!

Notable lyrics:

Miss independent
Miss self-sufficient
Miss keep your distance
Miss unafraid
Miss out of my way
Miss don't let a man interfere, no
Miss on her own
Miss almost grown
Miss never let a man help her off her throne
So, by keeping her heart protected
She'd never ever feel rejected
Little miss apprehensive
Said ooh, she fell in love

Watch the music video for "Independent Woman" below.ย 

Watch the music video for "Miss Independent" below.

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