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More Than Madonna: Unconventional Female Role Models in Music

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X-Ray Spex  Oh Bondage, Up Yours!  buy on itunes
Joan Jett  Bad Reputation   buy on itunes
The Yeah Yeah Yeah's   Mystery Girl  buy on itunes
The Slits  Typical Girls   buy on itunes
Diana Ross  I'm Coming Out   buy on itunes
The Velvet Underground  After Hours   buy on itunes
Patsy Cline  Crazy   buy on itunes
Janis Joplin  A Woman Left Lonely   buy on itunes
Nellie McKay  I Want to Get Married  buy on itunes
Lauryn Hill  Doo Wop (That Thing)   buy on itunes
Tracy Bonham  Mother Mother   buy on itunes
Nancy Sinatra  These Boots Are Made For Walking  buy on itunes
Ike and Tina Turner  River Deep, Mountain High  buy on itunes
Jefferson Airplane  Somebody to Love   buy on itunes
Dolly Parton  Jolene   buy on itunes
Joni Mitchell  All I Want   buy on itunes
Liz Phair  Fuck and Run   buy on itunes
PJ Harvey  Rid of Me   buy on itunes
Alanis Morisette  You Learn  buy on itunes
Nico  These Days   buy on itunes
Tori Amos  Cornflake Girl   buy on itunes
Patti Smith  Kimberly   buy on itunes
Aretha Franklin  Respect   buy on itunes
Joanna Newsom  The Book of Right-On   buy on itunes
Regina Spektor  Us   buy on itunes
Aimee Mann  Wise Up   buy on itunes
Bjork  Unravel  buy on itunes
Kate Bush  Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)   buy on itunes
Siouxsie and the Banshees  Christine   buy on itunes
Cat Power  Good Woman   buy on itunes


This mix is for my sister, aged 15, who is constantly exposed to the shallow and vapid likes of Ashlee Simpson, Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera, etc. as her feminine role models. As a woman, I wanted to expose her to a variety of ideas about what femininity is supposed to be, and how women can act, so this mix is for her. Remember ladies, women can think for themselves and defy expectations. The women in this mix prove that. :)


Date: 5/12/2005
a nice range, includes a lot of my faves. I hope Vol. 2 will include Siousxie/Buffy St Marie/Nina Simone/Bjork and Blondie ?
no borders
Date: 5/12/2005
Nice selection. There have been a couple of other mixes of female rockers. I did one for my eleven year-old ( Well-Behaved Women Don't Make History )
Pedro Orange1
Date: 5/12/2005
Nice selection. That Liz Phair tune is always a favorite. Look into Sleater Kinney for your next all-girl mix.
Date: 5/12/2005
Cool. I always appreciate the all-female mix -- I've done a few myself. Hope that your little teenie-bopper sister appreciates it and plays it twice a day.
Ms Santa Cruz County
Date: 5/12/2005
Sorry, but how you can include Ike And Tina Turner on a mix that is supposed to teach that "women can think for themselves" is quite beyond me.

Further, Christina Aguilera is neither shallow nor vapid.

And no Bikini Kill? Mercy.
joey de vivre
Date: 5/12/2005
Yeah - throw open the doors to the immense variety of female singers. 15 is a good age to start going beyond the obvious, & this mix offers a lot of different directions to choose from - good job!
Date: 5/13/2005
Good for you! I'm glad someone out there is educating the young! Nicely done!

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