Avril Lavigne told Entertainment Weekly
that this feisty pop-punk song about self-love and female empowerment was inspired by a misogynist. Intimidated by the singer's independent outlook, he called her a "dumb blonde." Lavagne thought to herself, That's a good concept and title
. She brought the idea to songwriters Bonnie McKee
and Mitch Allan, who helped her bring it to life.
Lavigne explained that the comment was unfair as it made her feel belittled for being a female with a vision and opinions. "If you're a leader or you're a strong woman or someone who has an opinion or is driven, you shouldn't be made to feel bad about that," she added. "Men, or anyone for that matter, should embrace that and not put you down because of their own insecurities. That's really what that song is about."