With its harrowing statistics and deeply personal stories from survivors, The Hunting Ground, a new documentary about sexual assault on college campuses, is not an easy film to watch. But it is an important one.
As a sixteen-year-old and lover of country music, I often struggle with the demeaning lyrics about women in mainstream country music perpetuates. However, there have always been a few artists who break that mold and manage to produce great country music with a positive, empowering theme. Country music and feminism are not mutually exclusive.
Here's a playlist of current artists (and a few old favorites) who achieve just that.