Boldest declaration of girl power: 'Bitch' or 'Can't Hold Us Down'?
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Boldest declaration of girl power: 'Bitch' or 'Can't Hold Us Down'?

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Meredith Brooks and Christina Aguilera are women in music who definitely don't hold their tongues! Meredith not only reclaimed the word "bitch," but explained all the many ways she is a woman in her hit "Bitch" (also known as "Nothing In Between"). "Can't Hold Us Down" is only one of Christina's empowerment anthems, but on this track, she explicitly talks about the double standards women face. Which of these bold female declarations deserves to be the best girl power anthem?Β πŸŽ€πŸ’πŸ»πŸ’πŸΌ

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For the past several decadesβ€”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.Β 


Meredith and Christina don't hold back, nor should they! Which of their bold hits should be labeled the greatest girl power anthem of all time?


Society has a tendency to send girls and women the message that they can only be one thing, but don't be fooledβ€”women can be everything and do it all. Just ask Meredith.

Notable lyrics:

I can understand how you'd be so confused
I don't envy you
I'm a little bit of everything
All rolled into one
I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream
I'm nothing in between
You know you wouldn't want it any other way

Christina talks about the many double standards women face from day-to-day, and she explicitly declared those stereotypes won't hold women down!

Notable opening lyrics:

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

Watch the music video for "Bitch" below.

Watch the music video for "Can't Hold Us Down" below.

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