Dancing in the Dark: 17 Thought-Provoking Songs By Women About Female Perception, Identity, & Body Image


Steven Salvatore

Mainstream pop music isn’t always about sex, love, and booze. More often than not, if you listen closer, it’s about so much more, especially where female pop singers are concerned.

This is a problem.

5 Stereotypes of Women in Pop Music:

  1. They’re shallow.
  2. Their music is shallow. And fluffy. And shallowly fluffy.
  3. All they sing about is men: how they can’t live without a man, how much they love their man, how dependent they are on men, how they can’t find love, how they can’t hold on to love, how love is the most important thing in the world. (I’m looking at you, Shania Twain.)
  4. They love to guy-bash. (Can you [male listener] pay their bills, can you pay their telephone bills, can you pay their automo-bills? They don’t want no scrubs.)
  5. There is a lack of substance that isn’t a problem in more male-dominated genres because it’s…

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