This is my favorite song. Actually ever. I'm literally going to get a tattoo of an ampersand because of this song.
Anyway, this song speaks about women being their own people rather than just sexual objects, as they are so often portrayed in the media. In this song, Amanda says that if she ever finds someone to be with, she'll never lose sight of who she is and never just become "one side of an ampersand." I love this song so much because of its message, and of course, Amanda's perfect voice.
Dear Daily Mail:
An article in the Daily Mail ran last year, highlighting Amanda Palmer's recent "nip slip," stating that "her breast...escaped her bra." They seemingly forgot to mention, however, any aspect of Amanda's performance. Amanda wrote a song as a reply to the Daily Mail, as a sort of feminist "fuck you," which the article much deserved. This song contains the iconic lyric, which I love, "Blah blah blah feminist. Blah blah blah gender shit. Blah blah blah OHMYGOD NIPPLE."
While not many people know about this unreleased song, it is such a beautiful example of Regina's music. It speaks about a woman with feminist ideals who met a man, and became a housewife despite these beliefs. While this is not a song that speaks about die-hard feminism, it is pretty strong in the sense of how women are all too often asked to give up their feminist beliefs for men.
This song is also unreleased, and that makes me upset, as the world has to know more about this song that deals so well with domestic abuse. Regina speaks about the excuses that abused women make in order to not get hurt by their significant others. It is sung with a very light tone, as if to counteract the dark subject matter.
Rap for Rejection:
You might have seen this song on the right side of my blog. It is the ultimate feminist anthem. It speaks about the sexism girls face in their daily lives.
This song is about women being used solely for sexual objects, and being objectified and exploited. It also talks about how women are taken advantage of by men.