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MisterWives share cover of “Just a Girl” in honor of International Women’s Day

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Megan Clark

Wednesday is International Women’s Day, and to mark the occasion and support a cause that’s important to them, MisterWives have shared a video they’ve created from fan-shot footage, showing them performing No Doubt‘s “Just a Girl” live in concert.

While the video footage was shot at various shows last summer, the audio you hear in the clip was recorded in Boston on June 24, 2022, the day Roe v. Wade was overturned. The caption of the YouTube video reads, “A tribute to the iconic No Doubt anthem we grew up on that was released in 1995- when women had more rights than they do in 2023. May we continue to put our love and rage into fighting for all bodies and their autonomy.”

MisterWives is using the video to encourage fans to donate to the ACLU and the National Network of Abortion Funds, and they’re also making their own donations.

In a statement, frontwoman Mandy Lee says of “Just a Girl,” “An anthem I was raised on that stood up to a male dominated world of oppression and inequality rings louder almost 30 years later with the devastating overturning of Roe v. Wade. Covering this song last summer, while our fundamental rights were being stripped away, was a catharsis I don’t think I’ve ever had that intense while performing.”

She adds, “Whether that be through protest, voting, and donating to organizations that provide access to abortion care, we must continue the fight to protect and liberate all bodies and their autonomy.” 

(Video contains uncensored profanity.)

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