She was supposed to pick 10 songs that were about grrl power.
But ugly and petty bitch that she is, she wasn't about to give credit to, for example, Hole for songs like "Pretty On The Inside." No, petty and ugly bitch that she is (and what the hell has happened to her face, it's more than that it's gotten fat), she can't applaud her peers.
So she offers crap like Aretha's "Respect."
For those not in the know, "I'm about to give you all my money and all I'm asking in return honey" does not sound like liberation. It sounds like a plea to your pimp. "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" is a sex song. A man has made a woman feel something. These days, most women would know how to feel that all on their own before they hit 14.
Salt 'n Peppa's sex song "None of Your Business."
The Raincoats (minor 70s group) covering the Kinks "Loyla." Of the songs I've mentioned so far, please note only "A Natural Woman" has a female writer (and Carole co-wrote the song with her then-husband Gerry Goffin) (Jerry Wexler gets a song credit for yelling out across the street to Carole and Gerry, 'Write me a song about a natural woman for Aretha!')
Anyone with any real cred cites TLC not the weak-ass copycat version of Desinty's Child. On top of that, she's citing the theme to the Charlie's Angels movie.
(TLC's "Waterfall" if Ani has to try to be sexual -- she's such an ugly little thing and that's probably why she's so heavy on the sex thing in public, trying to make herself seem better -- but the anthem is "Unpretty.")
She was asked to come up with grrl power anthems. Ten of them.
She failed to do so because she is one bitter, jealous, backstabbing bitch.
If you're going to prattle on with bad sex songs, then you go to grrl power sex singer Liz Phair. Unless, of course, Liz sold more albums than petty Ani can ever imagine.
In addtion, there is Hole, there is Tori Amos, there is Julianna Hatfield, there is Michelle Nguyen, there is Melissa Etheridge. Those are some of the women from the grrl power era.
Of course, all of them, even the ones I'm less than fond of today (Liz and Melissa), are talented and wrote songs that will be remembered. Ani? She'll be lucky if people remember a good version of "Both Hands" (as opposed to the sh**ty remake she did of it a few years back).
The question was feminist anthems. First clue, a woman who's truly singing a feminist anthem? She most likely wrote it herself. Covering "Lola"? Not really a feminist statement. Ray Davies is a great songwriter, no question. But he's not a feminist and he didn't write a feminist song.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"