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Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ Music Video Gets Rad Feminist Makeover [Watch]

What women really, really, really want: gender equality.

Credit: Moxie Pictures via YouTube

Credit: Moxie Pictures via YouTube

If you were a fan of “Wannabe” by The Spice Girls when it originally came out in 1996, you’re sure to love the new remake by Project Everyone.

The upbeat and hip video holds all of the appeal the original music video did, but instead sends a powerful message: that what activists everywhere “really really want” is to end violence against girls, achieve quality education for all females and to stop child marriage.

The video’s YouTube description states:

“In 2015, world leaders promised to put girls and women first when they signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fix climate change and tackle inequalities. Girls and women are disproportionately affected by these challenges and are key to building resilient communities to withstand them. 

That’s why we need to ensure World Leaders and the Secretary-General of the United Nations listen to the voices of girls and women and put them first in policies and plans. 2016 is our chance to use our collective power and tell world leaders what we really really want for girls and women.”

Credit: Moxie Pictures

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The activists ask for everyone to “make noise” by watching and sharing the video so that the ideals promoted can be presented to world leaders at the UN in September.

“The Global Goals will only ever be achieved if governments, businesses, communities and YOU invest in girls and women.”

Watch the fun video below:

The video’s director, MJ Delaney, told The Guardian: 

“This is about modern-day girl power. The Spice Girls were about a group of different women joining together and being stronger through that bond. These differences are what we want to celebrate in this film, while showing there are some universal things that all girls, everywhere, really, really want.”

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