I am Woman

  • beaujangle

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    Apr 29, 2012 10:56 AM GMT
    Growing up, I listened to this song with my sisters and I like it, not realising then I would be gay later in life!

    Any of the older RJers like this song too?

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    Apr 29, 2012 10:58 AM GMT
  • starboard5

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    Apr 29, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    Was kind of the unofficial anthem for the women's lib movement in the early 70's. Never cared for it.
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    That is one fierce knitted halter top Ms. Reddy is rocking. Makes me picture a cabal of renegade crocheting grannies. Also makes me wonder what the two little boys in the front rows were whispering to each other at 2:21. And what were young boys doing at a taping of "The Midnight Special?"
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:20 PM GMT
    I like this one.
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
    It makes me think of Coco Peru in Trick.



    sorry for the crappy vid.
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    Apr 29, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    clever song, especially for its intended audience (women in general and 1970s-80s feminists fighting the "oppression of the Patriarchy").

    But I'm 100% man.

    Where's our anthem? icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 29, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    Nope. Seemed to be an anthem for women, meant to distinguish themselves from men. Didn't really do anything for me. BUT the song that I used to sing and stomp around the house was Eye of the Tiger. Still gets me fucking going.

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    Apr 30, 2012 10:02 AM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidclever song, especially for its intended audience (women in general and 1970s-80s feminists fighting the "oppression of the Patriarchy").

    But I'm 100% man.

    Where's our anthem? icon_razz.gif



    This may sound sexist to women but men do not need liberation! I guess, you mean gay anthem?
  • somedaytoo

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    Apr 30, 2012 10:09 AM GMT
    I had a haircut like that in the 70s.
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    Apr 30, 2012 10:28 AM GMT
    Oh I recall it well! Do I like it? I was to grow up around a lot of very strong women, being from the Aussie bush, so this song was to cause one a lot of confusion as a child,or was that the feminist movment? As I did not see women as weak or victims of men. No it was I am women hear me raw.
  • beaujangle

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    Apr 30, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
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    Apr 30, 2012 11:48 AM GMT
    beaujangle said
    AlphaTrigger saidclever song, especially for its intended audience (women in general and 1970s-80s feminists fighting the "oppression of the Patriarchy").

    But I'm 100% man.

    Where's our anthem? icon_razz.gif



    This may sound sexist to women but men do not need liberation! I guess, you mean gay anthem?


    Maybe ... maybe not?

    But it would still be cool to have an anthem celebrating raw, powerful, standing up for what is right, digging in against any odds kind of masculinity.

    Not so much about the "hear her pussy roar" or w/etf those girls were singing on about.
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    Apr 30, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    I always liked this one better. She kidnaps the hot neighbor boy, shrinks him down and keeps him in her radio so she can take him out and play with him whenever she wants. Now THAT'S empowered.icon_wink.gif



  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 30, 2012 12:27 PM GMT
    I remember hearing this song when I was a little, a really small kid. Didn't even know what it was about. I just remember the song itself.
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    Apr 30, 2012 1:14 PM GMT
    I do like this song, and many of her others. I met her a while back, spent the whole night talking with this lady called Helen at a party. She was so small and well middle aged. Great person and we laughed a lot. I still see her from time to time, when Im home.
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    Apr 30, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    ozondamove saidI do like this song, and many of her others. I met her a while back, spent the whole night talking with this lady called Helen at a party. She was so small and well middle aged. Great person and we laughed a lot. I still see her from time to time, when Im home.


    Haha, more than middle-aged at this point - according to her Wikipedia bio she's 71.

    The '70s variety show era of pop music was so fucking weird. Donnie & Marie, Helen Reddy, Sonny & Cher....
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    Apr 30, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
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    Im a man ..lol

  • beaujangle

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    Apr 30, 2012 10:57 PM GMT
    showme said
    ozondamove saidI do like this song, and many of her others. I met her a while back, spent the whole night talking with this lady called Helen at a party. She was so small and well middle aged. Great person and we laughed a lot. I still see her from time to time, when Im home.


    Haha, more than middle-aged at this point - according to her Wikipedia bio she's 71.

    The '70s variety show era of pop music was so fucking weird. Donnie & Marie, Helen Reddy, Sonny & Cher....



    Weird? Or creative? I miss those days!
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    May 03, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    showme saidI always liked this one better. She kidnaps the hot neighbor boy, shrinks him down and keeps him in her radio so she can take him out and play with him whenever she wants. Now THAT'S empowered.icon_wink.gif





    "It's so nice to be insane, no one asks you to explain..." Seems like all she sang about were crazy broads...i.e. Delta Dawn, Angie Baby, Ruby Red Dress....
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    May 03, 2012 1:48 AM GMT
    HATED it. Would sing it through my nose in mockery. Helen Reddy UGH!
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    May 03, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    It's a nice troll song though icon_razz.gif
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    May 05, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    showme said
    ozondamove saidI do like this song, and many of her others. I met her a while back, spent the whole night talking with this lady called Helen at a party. She was so small and well middle aged. Great person and we laughed a lot. I still see her from time to time, when Im home.


    Haha, more than middle-aged at this point - according to her Wikipedia bio she's 71.

    The '70s variety show era of pop music was so fucking weird. Donnie & Marie, Helen Reddy, Sonny & Cher....


    Ha ha I know I looked it up it was a while ago that i first met her. My middle aged brain is having issues with time. It must have been over 12 years ago since I first met her. For 71 shes not doing too bad.