In celebration of the women of our past, present, and future, enjoy this compilation of songs selected by women who work at the University of Redlands.
When I listen to this playlist and think of courageous women who have dedicated their lives to advancing the rights of women, among those I think of are Dr. Alice Stokes Paul and her supporters, who staged a massive parade in 1913, the day before the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson. The first of its kind, the parade became a strong statement in support of women’s suffrage. By 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed, a major milestone that granted women the right to vote. Over 100 years later, women from all over the country of diverse ages, hues, and backgrounds still mobilize in support of social, political, and economic rights.
If you are a Spotify user, here is an embedded playlist, ready to go.
If you aren't a Spotify listener, you can log into your own digital music service and line up these songs (in text format below for easier cutting and pasting).
- "Confident" by Demi Lovato
- "I'm Every Woman" by Whitney Houston
- "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten
- "You Gotta Be" by Des'ree
- "Respect" by Aretha Franklin
- "Girl On Fire" by Alicia Keys
- "Taking Chances" by Céline Dion
- "Anything Is Possible" by MoZella
- "Just Fine" by Mary J. Blige
- "Sit Still, Look Pretty" by Daya
- "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera
- "32 Flavors" by Alana Davis
- "Independent Women, Pt. 1" by Destiny's Child
- "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy
- "I'm Coming Out" by Diana Ross
- "Scars To Your Beautiful" by Alessia Cara
- "Most Girls" by Hailee Steinfeld
- "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" by Shania Twain
- "Run the World (Girls)" by Beyoncé
- "Roar" by Katy Perry
- "Waterfall" by Cris Williamson
At the University of Redlands, students can explore these issues and more in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major, an interdisciplinary program that draws on a rich offering of courses across the U of R College of Arts and Sciences curriculum.