Dua Lipa’s ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Is Being Hailed As A 'Feminist Anthem'
30 March 2020, 15:39 | Updated: 30 March 2020, 15:42
Dua Lipa’s ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ song has been hailed as a ‘feminist anthem’.
The 11-track record is jam packed with disco-inspired, dance-pop bangers which has become the (unofficial) soundtrack to the UK’s lockdown.
However, it’s the last track that has got everybody talking.
‘Boys Will Be Boys’ makes a powerful statement about women’s experiences of toxic male behaviour in society, and it’s being hailed as a ‘feminist anthem’ on social media.
The song includes lyrics, such as ‘It's second nature to walk home before the sun goes down / And put your keys between your knuckles when there's boys around’ - which will ring true for many females.
Dua also jokes about mansplaining and suggests anybody who is ‘offended by this song’ is ‘clearly doing something wrong’.
Fans have praised the ‘Physical’ star for ‘going off’ and speaking ‘the truth’.
Boys will Be Boys by Dua Lipa is the iconic feminist anthem I needed today. Dua you are a queen!— Bethany Ayling (@bethyy_M) March 29, 2020
We stan a legend @DUALIPA that has ended toxic masculinity. Boys Will Be Boys is too iconic period.— Sam Garr (@Salmon241) March 29, 2020
boys will be boys by dua lipa is the solid feminist anthem that acknowledges the visceral fear and innate vigilance women have when they are around men bc of society's tendency to disregard women's discomfort towards harassment of all kinds done by men— sarah 💌 (@starryssmiles) March 27, 2020
One wrote on Twitter: “@DUALIPA this song is a masterpiece. It’s crazy how a lot of women have the same experience of holding their keys has weapon just in case we have one of the those run ins. It’s sad and this song is a perfect call out to society to stop thinking this is normal.”
Another added: “I think 'Boys Will Be Boys' by Dua Lipa should be compulsory listening for every single person on this planet.”
Opening up about the inspiration behind the track, Dua recently told Vogue Australia: “For me, that was walking home from school and putting keys through my knuckles … So much of the human experience for women revolves around men; how they make us feel, whether that is good or bad … Girls have to go through so much.
“You cover up yourself to avoid confrontation from men, avoid sexual harassment, people throwing words or catcalling.
"We change our ways to fit somebody else’s lifestyle. It’s really sad.”