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This "How Lovely To Be A Woman" Parody Is What 2016 Was Like For Women In A Nutshell — VIDEO
How Lovely to be a Woman from Bye Bye Birdie | StageAgent
Like any other year, saw its ups and downs — but for women and marginalized communities, it was arguably mostly the latter. As we continue to push for progress, we're now enduring more challenges than ever, which are perfectly captured by this "How Lovely To Be A Woman" parody — a song recorded by singer Missy Modell in collaboration with writer Siobhan Thompson, highlighting some of the biggest hurdles we've faced across the last year. It goes without saying that they had plenty of material to work with, what with the continued gender wage gap in the workplace, restrictions placed on our reproductive rights seriously, get out of my uterus , and the less than favorable habits and views of a certain president-elect, whose name I shall not speak. Perhaps making this parody even more eye-catching and thought-provoking is its element of humor, which cleverly follows the tropes of the original song while highlighting modern topics of sexual harassment and the stereotypical gender roles enforced upon us. Then, there's also the fact that the parody is a dead ringer for the original song from the hit musical Bye Bye Birdie.
How Lovely to Be a Woman lyrics. How Lovely to Be a Woman Kim: When you're a skinny child of fourteen, Wired with braces from ear to ear, You doubt that you could ever be appealing The hallelujah! You are fifteen, And the braces disappear, And your skin is smooth and clear, And you have that happy, grown-up, female feeling! How lovely to be a woman, The wait was well worthwhile, How lovely to wear mascara, And smile a woman's smile.