Powerful Songs preaching equality 

There are so many songs that are about love or breakups or both, however there are also songs that preach equality. I think these are the types of songs that really send a message to the listeners and leave them thinking about what they’ve just heard. Artists are given a platform, to which they can use to an advantage to inspire and teach their fans about equality and acceptance. Here are some examples of songs that preach equality and should definitely be listened to if you haven’t already:

  1. Same Love (Macklemore)
  2. ***Flawless (Beyoncé)
  3. One Love (Bob Marley)
  4. White Privilege II (Macklemore)
  5. Where is the love? (Black eyed peas)

Although, the first two are fairly new and are not as big as others. However, I think that ‘same love’ which is by Macklemore sends a very strong message that really gets the point across. The song is rapped rather than sung, which I think helps deliver the message to the listeners more clearly, as it is almost like a poem, expressing emotions distinctly.

Secondly, ‘***Flawless’ is a mixture between being spoken and sung and the spoken part preaches again about women empowerment and the unjust society, here is a verse from the song:

“We teach girls to shrink themselves

To make themselves smaller

We say to girls,

“You can have ambition

But not too much

You should aim to be successful

But not too successful

Otherwise you will threaten the man.”

Because I am female

I am expected to aspire to marriage

I am expected to make my life choices

Always keeping in mind that

Marriage is the most important

Now marriage can be a source of

Joy and love and mutual support

But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage

And we don’t teach boys the same?

We raise girls to see each other as competitors

Not for jobs or for accomplishments

Which I think can be a good thing

But for the attention of men

We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings

In the way that boys are

Feminist: the person who believes in the social

Political, and economic equality of the sexes”

All these songs should be played on the radio more often than usual, rather than another song about love! Please give them a listen and I would love to hear your feedback about them.

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