21.09.18 / Country legend Dolly Parton sings about women’s suffrage in A Woman’s Right, a jaunty country rock song accompanied by a colourful video created by animator Maya Edelman.
The song celebrates the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave women the right to vote in August 1920. It appears on 27: the Most Perfect Album, a collection of songs about each of the US constitutional amendments.
It’s not the first time Dolly has touched on women’s rights in her music: her 1980 hit 9 to 5 features an empowered working woman, and back in 1968 she lamented the sexist double standards in Just Because I’m A Woman.
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