Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” Just Became Everyone’s 2016 Feminist Anthem: Watch
Spice Girls‘ 1996 smash “Wannabe” just got a feminist revamp in a new commercial geared towards women’s rights. Directed by MJ Delaney and released by Project Everyone, the visual sees women dancers from Nigeria, India, Canada and the U.K. pushing for better quality education for women, equal pay for equal work and an end to gender-based violence and child marriage. The clip was so inspired that even Victoria Beckham (a.k.a Posh Spice) said that the “film is a wonderful idea.”
“How fabulous it is that after 20 years, the legacy of the Spice Girls’ — ‘Girl Power’ — is being used to encourage and empower a whole new generation,” Beckham told TIME in a statement.
The creators’ main goal with this clip is to call out the politicians who agreed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development in 2015. They also hope to present the responses to the visual at the U.N. General Assembly this September.
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