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Not An Accident That Captain Marvel Has A Soundtrack Of 'Women Who Rock' - Amy Brooks

According to WIRED, by the end of Captain Marvel it's clear why Carol Danvers is thought of as the most powerful superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  This half-human, half-Kree warrior can take on any villain and any weapon. And her realization of that toughness is at the heart of the movie which is nothing if it's not female-specific. After all, most women have to learn about their power and be convinced of it somehow.

The theme of female empowerment runs far and wide throughout the film with women everywhere.  Captain Marvel is the MCU's first superhero movie with a female lead (Brie Larson), plus the co-director is also female (Anna Boden) and as you'd imagine there are many supporting female actors as well as an awesome female based 80's and 90's kick ass soundtrack (not to mention the film's brilliantly scheduled release date today, International Women's Day).

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Now, in regards to the soundtrack, check out this awesome listing of women who truly rock: "Whatta Man" by Salt-N-Pepper, "Connection" by the female fronted UK punk band Elastica, "Only Happy When it Rains" courtesy of Shirley Manson and Garbage, TLC's "Waterfalls", "Celebrity Skin" from Hole, and a perfectly ironic use of No Doubt's "Just a Girl."  Interestingly, ALL of these women have their own stories of being discounted and discredited, however their power and respect was also realized by themselves as well as others.  Perhaps the world should've always taken seriously what Courtney Love had been screaming at us.

-Amy Brooks

Elastica - Connection

Music video by Elastica performing Connection. (C) 1995 Geffen Records Inc.

Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains

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