We went to see the Lumineers this past week. Definitely one of my favorite bands last year. They are great in concert. What was interesting about the audience is that more than half of the audience was women. When they played their song "Ho-Hey" it was obvious that every woman in the audience knew the lyrics. The chorus goes like this:
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME YOU’RE MY SWEET
I might be stretching out on a limb here because there is no doubt that every generation has its own set of issues. I am the first to champion more women entrepreneurs and more women at the top but that group of women at the concert want what people have wanted for generations which is someone to be with that they can call their home.
I just finished watching the entire season of Girls and am completely up to date with season 2. A brilliant show on many levels. First of all is brings anyone who isn't their age (early 20's) back to that age but quick. The path of finding yourself in your 20's, the relationships you have, the sex that is a way of connecting but not really connecting, the time in your life where you are really selfish, what is means to be a good friend and a bad friend, the difficulty of just growing up.
As I watched all those women sing out the love ballads that the Lumineers sing about it just made me think about how far we have come yet how things in many ways just the stay the same. There is something to be said for that one on one connection and my guess is there always will be…just saying.
Girls is possibly the best show on TV. I can never guess what is going to happen next.
I have never even heard of it…will have to check it out for sure now 🙂
Brace yourself 😉
I think the two issues are not mutually exclusive. Women want the opportunity to lead, make money, be independent on their own terms, and they also want to be in healthy romantic relationships, have a sense of belonging within a community, and the choice to have a family. Just like men. That said, love the song. And, glad I am not longer in my twenties.
i think you are right. they are not mutually exclusive but as this generation of women have the confidence to own it all it is important to remember to take time out to have that healthy romantic relationship.
Love the song “Hey Ho” but I wonder how many people stop to listen to the lyrics and realize it’s about a man who committed adultery and is asking for forgiveness…just saying.