SCORE: 8.691 11 x 1 @fatyoshi 2015 PLACEMENT: DOWN 7 - 29 of 210 (8.603) HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 51 (@nikkysan @AshtrayHeart @funkyg @Vasilios @aux @Butterfly @dodoriazarbon @P'NutButter @eatyourself @Sprockrooster @rav4boy @2014 @Remyky22 @Cutlery @Suburbia @matthew. @gezza76 @GimmeWork @Mirwais Ahmadzaï @Phonetics Boy @Mjg0806 @Andy French @torontodj @theelusivechanteuse @Dreampopboy @FridayNight @Modeblock @scottdisick94 @Drew @unnameable @citoig @joeee @DinahLee @aaronhansome @SloMover @Bleu Noir @BEST FICTION @Michael17 @Crisp X @Epic Chocolat @Pop Life @clowezra @wintersleep @evilsin @KingBruno @Remorque @Digital Ghost @sexercise @Music Is Life @FrozenNight @Bangers&Bops) LOWEST SCORE: 4 x 1 (@Filippa) MY SCORE: 7.5/10 Madonna has spent her entire wielding her very self like a weapon. Every facet of her was sharpened and honed to attack anyone who opposed it. I don't think this was something exclusive to her either; in general, the generation of girls who came up with her were... caustic, and closed, and defensive about and to one another. You only need to watch those YouTube videos of Janet and Whitney and Mariah and Cher being shady about Madonna literally decades ago to understand. And let's be clear: I seriously doubt Janet and Mariah and Cher have any ill will towards Madonna these days. One of the last testimonials we have of Whitney is her getting her life to Madonna's Super Bowl set in a hotel bar. People have been pitting women against one another for all of time, because the easiest way to eradicate something as a threat is to turn it on itself. So on they went; supplying us GIFs and memes we would use for eternity. So, after an entire career of her identity being used to cut like a knife, we arrive at "What It Feels Like A Girl", which is... an oddly soft, candid, informative breakdown about gender stereotypes, gender inequality, and how generally... being a girl is fucking hard. It's also a subject I am entirely ill equipped to speak on... and I don't really think I want to, either. If the female voters in the thread would like to maybe speak on this song in terms of why it works (or why it doesn't), I open the floor to you. My role as a host to Madonna's discography has limits, and... I feel like talking about the burdens of womanhood and even femininity as a whole is part of that. It's y'all's story to tell. The song has actually never been performed live on tour by Madonna, at least traditionally, but is surely sorely due an outing on the next tour. The first time it appeared was on the Drowned World, where it acted as a shockingly effective commentary on how violence towards women is... sexualised, and fetishised. It's a remarkable interlude that makes the most of its appearance on an economical setlist. The song was actually performed by Madonna during the promo tour for Music, where... she did two dates, one in New York and one in London, and bizarrely heartwarmingly dedicated the song to "all the pop bitches out there" and later "to every girl who did it" and when you consider the amount of pop girls there are now to worship VS how many there were twenty, thirty years ago, you can't help but tip your glass to. The video, using the Above & Beyond Remix and directed by Guy Ritchie, is also a marvellous ode to female rage. I wonder if he even realises. All of the above is below, as per. Enjoy!