I was talking to my bro about how much I despise Superchick’s music. I was explaining to him that I thought their concepts were less spiritual than they were “strong woman” music. I was just spouting off, but it did get me to thinking.
I was noting the most popular themes of what I would call “strong woman” music. They are: not being sad about leaving someone, life/people not getting them down, being “independent,” and a paradoxical concept of being skanky while still ladylike.
I feel like these songs represent women fighting to go against their nature. Many of these character traits are unladylike. It is (generally speaking) normal for a woman to be more emotionally involved in relationships, it is normal for words/stresses of life to affect them greatly, it’s their nature to dependent on men, and being sex-driven is generally a masculine trait!
Why would women try to go against their nature (or at least sing feelings that are foreign to them), and who defined strong femininity to be masculinity?
In fact, many of these traits are distinctly masculine. Men are (generally speaking) not as emotionally involved in relationships, they don’t care as much about what others think, they are independent by nature, and they have great sexual desire.
It appears that these songs’ representation of strong femininity may as well be a grab at normal masculinity.
If the view represented in these songs is held by many young women, God help us. This world needs men to be real men and for women to be real women. There is no need to lopside the traits and put asunder the very important real God-inspired feminine traits.
1 Peter 3:3-4
Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.