Feministing Jamz: A feminist remake of the Beastie Boys’ “Girls”

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When Sizzy Rocket was singing along to the Beastie Boys’ catchy-but-misogynist “Girls” in the shower, she decided the song was overdue for a feminist remake. The 22-year-old artist from Las Vegas flipped the lyrics in this video that takes aim at the male gaze.

In an interview at HuffPo, Rocket expressed her hope that the song is a “fun way for girls to feel like they can be sexy in any way that they want to be.” She says that she personally feels more powerful in a suit but doesn’t put down female artists’ with more sexualized images, “because that’s what makes them feel powerful” and, at the end of the day, they’re all women navigating a male-dominated industry.

Maya DusenberyMaya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard. Before become a full-time writer, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008.

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Editorial.

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