The 10 Most Inspiring Feminist Music Moments Of 2014

If we’re going to pick a buzzword for the music year, “feminism” is probably a good place to start. From rousing performances like Beyoncé’s at the VMAs, to satirical videos like J.Lo’s “I Luh Ya Papi” and even the less obvious victories like Rihanna fighting censorship to return to Instagram, pop took a stand for feminism in 2014. Read on for some of the most inspiring examples.

Beyonce’s VMA Performance

Beyoncé was the Fairy Godmother of feminism in pop music in 2014. Of any flag flying feminist, Beyoncé probably bought the brashest, most unapologetic attention to the movement. Performing at the VMA awards, a giant neon “FEMINIST” sign accompanied Queen Bey as she paused in her Vanguard Award medley to deliver the powerful political message. Any questions?


Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”

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