Spice Girls Video Gets a Feminist Revamp That Makes Victoria Beckham Proud

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There's plenty that we could agree to disagree on, but I can almost guarantee that the Spice Girls wouldn't be one. I promise that there aren't too many millennial woman who wouldn't start jumping around, fist pumping, and throwing peace signs the moment you turned on the classic hit "Wannabe." I know this because I'm one of them, and, as one of them, I can tell you that even to this day, the Spice Girls' very essence (and that song, especially) is still every bit as empowering as it was back in the day. That's why it doesn't come as a surprise to me that Project Everyone chose that particular song as a soundtrack to a video to push its latest campaign for the UN's Global Goals ... and chose to give it an even fresher #GirlPower spin. 

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The video remake is a force of energy and enthusiasm, and -- as director MJ Delaney describes in the Guardian -- a celebration of "modern-day girl power" with cameos from talent such as London's hit R&B girl group M.O. and Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez. While the lyrics are the same as in the original 1996 hit (OMG, that was 20 years ago!), the video shows powerful signs telling the world what it is that many of us really, really want.

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While Global Goals is making great strides to right many of the world's injustices, it's goal number five -- a goal that sets out to find #WhatIReallyReallyWant as far as gender equality goes -- that is being promoted in this video. Some of the issues it hopes to rectify by 2030 include, but are not limited to, child marriage, discrimination, and violence against women. And all these messages are evident in the video.

However, the Project Everyone campaign had one simple goal in mind with this video -- and that was uniting women feminists in order to make the world's population aware of the Global Goals initiative, as it's no secret that the more we band together and fight for the things we truly believe in and hope to change, the greater the likelihood of that change actually becoming a reality.

Global Goals wants women worldwide to know that "2016 is our chance to use our collective power and tell world leaders what we really really want for girls and women."

Global Goals wants to remind us all that if we "make the noise," it will help to get our message to the right people.

And, it's the absolute truth. What better time than now to make ourselves heard? What better way? This timeless powerful anthem of togetherness and girl power will now be passed down to younger generations with a fresh face -- reminding us of the power we hold united as one. 

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Victoria Beckham gave her stamp of approval in a statement to Time, citing the aforementioned point by rhetorically asking, "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?"

And Beckham wasn't the only celebrity to express her excitement and support for the campaign.

What can I say? Girl Power is radiating all over the place.


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