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Ask a Raging Feminist: What’s your theme song?

One of the best parts of TV shows has to be the theme song. It provides a glimpse of what’s in store, while entertaining us at the same time. Wouldn’t our daily lives be improved if we had our own music playing whenever we made an entrance? Wonder what our favorite raging feminists would say…

Today’s question: What would be your theme song in daily life?

The defiant screeching of Drogon the dragon rolling over the Meereenese city walls as the people battle to their deaths in the fighting pits or, if that’s not on Spotify, ‘No Scrubs’ by TLC.” — Ali Barthwell

‘Because I’m Awesome’ by The Dollyrots for reasons we don’t really need to elaborate.” — Hilary Nunes

Absolutely every Nicki Minaj song ever.” — Carmen Rios

‘Army of Me’ by Bjork. Sometimes in life, you only have yourself to rely on. If you don’t stand up, speak, act, no one will. So you just have to get up and do it. And it’s easier to do with a rockin’ hook pulling you to your feet and background samples that sound like something out of a sci-fi flick. I like to imagine the air raid sounds are the bastions of the patriarchy being blown to bits.” — Laura Lucas

I’ve had the answer to this question since 1993, the first time I heard Ani DiFranco’s ‘Pick Yer Nose.’ As a feminist, anti-racist writer/activist and comedy nerd, there’s no single lyric that sums up the way I live my life more succinctly than the chorus: I fight with love, and I laugh with rage. You’ve got to live light enough to see the humor, and long enough to see some change.” — Jennifer L. Pozner

‘Ride of the Valkyries’ by Richard Wagner. Because I love the smell of misandry in the morning.” — Jenny Poore

I just record the dying cries of the oppressive majority and play them on a loop all day. The sounds of their suffering relaxes me.” — Seraphina Ferraro

Definitely ‘Stayin’ Alive’ or anything by the Bee Gees. Then it’s important to keep that beat going on in your head when walking, so you’ll have that extra little kicky step wherever you go. It makes you walk like you know what you’re doing. Always.” — Leigh Shulman

Is there really any answer to this other than the song from the Golden Girls intro?” — Meredith “I’m a Dorothy” Counts

‘Push Up Bras Encouraged’ by Madam Panhandler. On the surface, it may seem like the song is advocating breasts to conform to unattainable ideals of beauty, but really it’s a set of affirmations directed at the lowly push-up bra itself, now that it has been neglected to the back reaches of your closet while you smash the patriarchy with tits unhinged.” — Carrie Cutforth

I have seriously considered taking to Craigslist for some guy to follow me everywhere with a boombox blasting Kelis’ ‘Bossy’ at all times. Unpaid.” — Clara Bee Lavery

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