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In Franklin s anthems, women heard an empowering message

NEW YORK - Aretha Franklin is being remembered in part for the empowering message she sent her fellow women through her most famous songs. Especially her call for a little respect. Franklin didn t see herself as a feminist heroine. But several key songs became known as feminist anthems - especially Respect. She took the Otis Redding record and changed the meaning radically simply by saying the words in her own voice. It became a song about a woman demanding respect from her partner, perhaps from societ

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