Most of us have them. Those songs we go back to, again and again, when we are in that mood of “FUCK THIS SHIT” regarding gender issues.

These usually go beyond the standard girl power songs (although they often contain that theme as well).

What are your songs? I have a bunch I go to, but two faves.

“Fairytale” by Sara Bareilles —

I like how this explores relationship tropes and expectations that negatively affect both people in a couple.

And “Q.U.E.E.N” by Janelle Monae.

Because she’s fucking awesome. “Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am,” is such a powerful statement.