Just as the ongoing Women’s March 2017 plays a vital and important role in the defense of human rights, the brand new music video for Grimes‘ Art Angel track “Venus Fly” sends an equally inspirational message, as it seeks to abolish the patriarchal system and the objectification of females.
In all its high-definition fierceness, the two future cyborgs, namely Grimes and Janelle Monáe, are seen here in shiny latex, elaborate headdresses, armour-like chest pieces, and heavily-accessorised outfits, including a winged ensemble that looks anything but extraordinary.
Armed with claws and sledgehammers, it is clear that the duo are all set to wreck down key women’s issues such as oppression, unfair wages, as well as pregnancies that happen against one’s will, with lyrics that goes:
Why you looking at me now?
Why you looking at me again?
What if I pulled my teeth?
Cut my hair underneath my chin
Being a longtime advocate of equal rights herself, Monáe who also performed at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 21, 2017, made a strong statement by saying: “It was a woman who gave us Martin Luther King. It was a woman who gave us Malcolm X. It was a woman who gave us Jesus.”