25 Songs That Perfectly Capture the Female Experience

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A few months back, with what we intended to be a wink, Flavorwire brought you a playlist of misandry anthems that explored some of the stronger reactions to the patriarchy through song. Of course, not every song written from the female perspective qualifies as such, or, indeed, factors in men at all. Some aim to explore what it means to be a woman in a relation to other women, be it our friends or mothers or children. Many take society’s expectations, beauty standards, and double standards to task. Mary J. Blige even wrote a song about her period. Through these 25 songs, we explore just a few facets of what it means to be a woman navigating the world.