Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Happy International Women's Day - Singapore

To all Singapore ladies and internationally,
this 8th March, 2022, march on... 
Andy, Readers, Writers 


I am Woman - Helen Reddy. [1941-2020 at 78 years]


I am woman hear me roar
In numbers too big to ignore
And I know too much 
To go back and pretend...

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor 

Solrac Etnevic

At first I was afraid I was petrified
Kept thinking I could never live without you
by my side 
But then I spent so many nights
Thinking how you did me wrong
And I grew strong
And I learnt how to get along...

Songwriters: Dino Fekaris / Frederick J. Perren

All this discussion about women's rights in Singapore, is there a stamp to commemorate Women's Day. Yes, in 1975, International Women's Year.

Check this one too:


anonymous said...

Ya, ya, ya,
Don't play play
Guys let her have her way, at least for today.

[Writer likes to remain anonymous for fear of reprisal.]

E.S. said...

Thank you.
One of my fav songs.
Such empowerment.


Thanks that song .. but “sometimes it’s hard to be a woman...”

Cedric Collars said...

Yes Andy as the saying goes " Woman was made from the man's rib not to be behind or in front but besides man" So the equality should be always in the forefront. Cheers ladies 👍

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks Anon, E and Daisy for such frank comments.
But it is good that the recognition for women's rights is gaining much momentum today.
Do write in readers, if you have an opinion in mind.

HW said...

She's special.

I was uplifted by the bright day, patches of blue sky and white crested waves behind her.
Having been around those beaches I could almost smell the bracing ocean air.

[The above is Horace Wee talking about his beautiful dog Penny. Looks like a terrier.]


I am, and always have been, a huge Helen Reddy fan. When I first heard "I Am Woman" on the radio in 1971 I was instantly moved by the music and the lyrics... but, I remember thinking that I couldn't let anyone know I loved that song because I was a young man.

I gathered enough courage to go buy the record and I played it at low volume in my bedroom. Well, the volume wasn't low enough to keep my mother from hearing it. She knocked at my door and asked me to turn it up. I did, and she couldn't help but move to the music. She almost cried.

I'll never forget how that song gave my mother, a housewife and mother who didn't work outside the home, a sense of empowerment. I bought every recording Helen Reddy ever made. She's an extraordinary singer and talent. I love you, Helen!


To Singapore ladies - did you also dedicate to all lady viewers in Canada and Malaysian ladies.

M.Y. said...

I'm flattered.


The moment I heard the news of her passing, this song has been on continuous repeat in the back of my brain. Please keep it to yourself but I guess this song would, and will go down in history as THE most empowering song for woman ever.

DRAGONFLY 6908 said...

I remember when this song was first released and it was a very powerful song for women. The lyrics are empowering, comforting and give strength to women going through a difficult time in their lives. ❤️❤️❤️


What a beautiful and inspiring song! I wish Gloria Gaynor all the best, and I would like to thank her for singing this beautiful song which continues to give me strength especially during my darkest moments.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you Cedric, Jimmy and others.
Apologies for late reply.
Yes, was reading GENESIS lately.
I can understand the 'rib' analogy.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

This posting has been forwarded from last year's.
Hopefully it will get more reviewers.

Some folks do support this day.
I'm one of them.

FL said...

Wishing all women (mothers, grandmas, aunties, wives, daughters, sisters, etc) a belated Happy International women's days. John Lenon has a beautiful song, simply "Woman". I think women in SG today have many equal opportunities to excel as compared with them back in the Sixties.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hi FL,
Apologies for late reaction.
Covid has upset a lot of plans.

Yes, you're right.
Women are in a different world today.
And it's a positive journey for them all the way.

Thanks for writing in.
Yours visits are always welcome anytime and comments appreciated.