Daily Archives: May 20, 2012

‘Woman Is the Nigger of the World’ by John Lennon debuts at #76 in U.S. 40 years ago today (1972)

(Saturday, May 20, 1972) — The single Woman Is the Nigger of the World, a phrase originally coined by his wife Yoko Ono to point out women’s subservience to men and male chauvinism across all cultures and performed by ex-Beatle John Lennon (and Plastic Ono Band with Elephant’s Memory and The Invisible Strings), debuted at #76 on today’s Billboard Hot 100 singles charts.