​Keith Urban’s “Female”: Do You Love Keith Urban’s New Song About Women? #Metoo. by Donna John

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Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, Jeffrey Tambor, Charlie Rose, John Lasseter, Matt Lauer While the list of men accused of sexual harassment grows almost daily, country superstar Keith Urban has started a new list with his song, “Female" – a list of men speaking out for women and against gender inequality, sexual harassment and stereotypes.

Urban co-wrote "Female" with songwriter Nicolle Galyon and debuted it at the Country Music Awards. According to an NPR interview by Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Urban “faced backlash after his performance … Some critics claimed that he was mansplaining feminism to women. Others took offense that the song uses the word female as a noun.”

According to the NPR interview, Galyon took no such offense, and says, “I’m so freaking proud to be a female and to be called a female – feels more like a badge of honor to me.” (Read/listen to the entire interview with Nicolle Galyon via NPR.)

How to you feel about Keith Urban’s new song?

When you hear somebody say somebody hits like a girl
How does that hit you?
Is that such a bad thing?
When you hear a song that they play saying you run the world
Do you believe it?
Will you live to see it?

Sister, shoulder
Daughter, lover
Healer, broken halo
Mother nature
Fire, suit of armor
Soul survivor, Holy Water
Secret keeper, fortune teller
Virgin Mary, scarlet letter
Technicolor river wild
Baby girl, women shine
Female

When somebody laughs and implies that she asked for it
Just 'cause she was wearing a skirt
Oh is that how it works?
When somebody talks about how it was Adam first
Does that make you second best?
Or did he save the best for last?

Sister, shoulder
Daughter, lover
Healer, broken halo
Mother nature
Fire, suit of armor
Soul survivor, Holy Water
Secret keeper, fortune teller
Virgin Mary, scarlet letter
Technicolor river wild
Baby girl, women shine
Female

Yeah
Female

She's the heart of life
She's the dreamer's dream
She's the hands of time
She's the queen of kings

Sister, shoulder
Daughter, lover
Healer, broken halo
Mother nature
Fire, suit of armor
Soul survivor, Holy Water
Secret keeper, fortune teller
Virgin Mary, scarlet letter
Technicolor river wild
Baby girl, women shine
Female

Mhm
Female

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, Donna John . This is lovely. I literally cried listening to it. Keith is my new hero. And you wrote about it beautifully. Thank you for sharing - I had not heard it yet. I think it may be my new fave. ❤️
Donna John
Yeah, it's a great song. Country music artists are known for not being afraid to talk about big issues in songs. Makes you proud to be a country music fan.

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