“Just a Girl” is a song that a lot of us who grew up in the nineties look back on fondly, but it’s not just an anthem of teenage girl rebellion for us, it’s really something that spans decades for many young women. Gwen Stefani actually wrote this song when she was in her late twenties and still living with her parents trying to make it as a musician with No Doubt. Her parents still had many of the same constricting rules they did when she was an adolescent. Imagine verging on thirty, and your parents still won’t let you go out past eleven at night. It seems like in this situation her parents would have no choice but to let her choose, but in this world many women have to fight for the right to be understood as grown adults, whether in western or in eastern countries. For that reason, “Just a Girl” is not just for teenagers, it’s for women of all ages and lives. And that’s why it’s remained popular for all these years.