Saturday (Jan. 20) across the nation, millions of Americans across the country took to the streets to participate in local marches advocating for women’s rights, much like they did last year on the same day Donald Trump was inaugurated.
Flash forward a year later and the U.S. government has entered its first official day of being shutdown, with demonstrators gathering to further show they will not be silenced by the current administration. One of those taking to the podium today was veteran rapper and activist, Common.
During the 2018 Women’s March in Utah, Common joined thousands of men and women who braved the cold to stand in solidarity with women across the nation. As part of the organized protest, Common took to the stage to deliver some rhymes further showcasing his support, performing a track aptly titled “The Day the Women Took Over.”
“The day the women took over, let it continue / Now women get paid as much as men do,” he spit. “Dr. Angelou looking form heaven’s window / Telling young girls phenomenal woman is in you / Body is a temple / Men don’t pray / Mother Earth’s arms around you saying it’s OK / Toilet seats down, that’s a no-brainer /Monuments in Washington of Fannie Lou Hamer / Harriet, Sojouner’s truth is marching on / Women preachers and world leaders ain’t out the norm.”
Common has helped fight for women’s rights throughout his storied career, such as using his platform to help raise money Planned Parenthood during a charity event last year.
Take a look at Common rapping eloquently about “the day the women took over” below.
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