SHE-LOGY: Women in Song Titles by Female Artists
Sometimes a She-logy post is as short, simple and straight-forward as this, yet still shows the talents and thoughts of women.
This set though has more dimensions than just having a song title after a woman. The quotes I chose from these artists are honest and possibly controversial to some. But that’s the point. When we don’t challenge or debate the norm, we deprive ourselves of real change and progress.
“I don’t believe that there’s a guy up there watching down upon all of us. But I do believe that the idea … how do I explain this? God is energy. God is nature. God is in us. God is everything that breathes and lives, that connects us to ourselves and each other. It probably sounds really corny.”
— Sarah McLachlan
“Peters uses the name “Jezebel” as a reference for women who, she says, in our culture are viewed as either virtuous or whores; there’s no in-between. Steering clear of the Bible’s Jezebel, she describes her version as the sort of women who “take what they want and have some power and are willing to talk about sex, or have it, or whatever. They are cast as Jezebels, not as the other type. So I just used the name as a sort of a shorthand for a woman who’s mature, and is with who she wants to be with, and is sexually free and all of that. Because it’s convenient shorthand. Everybody knows that Jezebel was ‘a loose woman’ or whatever. And it’s the most sort of loaded term that I could come up with. Everybody knows that’s a term of denigration. And I guess the thing I wanted to do was take it and make her a three-dimensional human character that you’d have compassion for, because we should.”
— Gretchen Peters (quote source)
“I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist, but I don’t like girls pretending to be stupid because it’s easier.”
— Amy Winehouse
//SHE-LOGY is a blog project open to everyone who is interested to celebrate women this whole month of March. If you’re reading this, I extend that invitation to you to contribute post/s about the women you’d like to honor. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for reading this.