When Sizzy Rocket was singing along to the Beastie Boys’ catchy-but-misogynist “Girls” in the shower, she decided the song was overdue for a feminist remake. The 22-year-old artist from Las Vegas flipped the lyrics in this video that takes aim at the male gaze.
In an interview at HuffPo, Rocket expressed her hope that the song is a “fun way for girls to feel like they can be sexy in any way that they want to be.” She says that she personally feels more powerful in a suit but doesn’t put down female artists’ with more sexualized images, “because that’s what makes them feel powerful” and, at the end of the day, they’re all women navigating a male-dominated industry.
Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director of Feministing.
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