Women's History Month

This Acapella Cover Takes 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun' To A Whole New Feminist Level

"Girls Just Want to Have Fun(damental Rights)."

Last year, James Corden and Cyndi Lauper put a new feminist twist on the singer's iconic 1983 hit "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" to address the gender wage gap. This year, in honor of International Women's Day, the Oxford Belles, an all-female acapella group at Oxford University, gave the song yet another empowering update.

The video is titled "Girls Just Want to Have Fun(damental Rights)" — a popular slogan at the Women's March earlier this year — and features the group's talented women performing Lauper's song on campus. Included throughout their performance are shots of leading female academics at Oxford holding up messages for young women. "Push yourself!" reads one sign. "You can achieve more than you think!"

This version of the song also features a rap, which starts off with lines from Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" before moving into a message about breaking glass ceilings. The video ends with the powerful image of the Belles surrounded by activists holding protest signs.

The video promotes three women's charities — Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse & Rape Crisis Center, The Malala Fund, and FORWARD (Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development) — with a link to donate.


Check out the Oxford Belles' empowering performance in the video below:

(H/T: Mashable)

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