It’s easy to find a lot of John Lennon quotes full of positivity and he did become a peace activist later in life, and also a very vocal feminist, who for a couple of years put his musical career on hold to do everything housewives had been doing for ages. This led him to write songs like ‘Woman is the nigger of the world’ (see lyrics below) because he realized what a tough job that was and how thankless it was… In the song he points out we only seem to adore women if she caters to our needs… And when women stand up, we say she’s trying to be a man. John sang about issues like that back in 1972… He messed up his relationship with his first born son, Julian, but all in all he evolved to champion peace, empathy and respect.

Woman is the nigger of the world

Woman is the nigger of the world

Yes she is…think about it

Woman is the nigger of the world

Think about it…do something about it

We make her paint her face and dance

If she won’t be a slave, we say that she don’t love us

If she’s real, we say she’s trying to be a man

While putting her down we pretend that she is above us

Woman is the nigger of the world…yes she is

If you don’t believe me take a look to the one you’re with

Woman is the slaves of the slaves

Ah yeah…better scream about it

We make her bear and raise our children

And then we leave her flat for being a fat old mother hen

We tell her home is the only place she would be

Then we complain that she’s too unworldly to be our friend

Woman is the nigger of the world…yes she is

If you don’t believe me take a look to the one you’re with

Woman is the slaves of the slaves

Yeah (think about it)

We insult her everyday on TV

And wonder why she has no guts or confidence

When she’s young we kill her will to be free

While telling her not to be so smart we put her down for being so dumb

Woman is the nigger of the world…yes she is

If you don’t believe me take a look to the one you’re with

Woman is the slaves of the slaves

Yes she is…if you believe me, you better scream about it.

[Repeat:]

We make her paint her face and dance

We make her paint her face and dance

We make her paint her face and dance

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