Posts Tagged Music

“Blurred Lines” remix feat. actual rapists’ words

*Trigger warning*

Well, sorta.

Like Ann, I’ll admit that Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” was a staple in my summer jamz rotation (at least until the new Katy Perry roared onto the scene). It’s not that I didn’t notice the super rapey lyrics, but I regularly enjoy pop culture that I could–and would–tear apart if I were writing a blog post instead of turning the volume up and the windows down. I don’t even feel guilty about it in the least. And I don’t actually agree that banning a song like “Blurred Lines” is the answer.

What I do believe in is deconstructing pop culture and being real about the ways it reflects, reinforces, and promotes ...

*Trigger warning*

Well, sorta.

Like Ann, I’ll admit that Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” was a staple in my summer jamz rotation (at least until the new Katy Perry roared onto the scene). It’s not that ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Hugo Schwyzer and the consumption of redemption narratives.

Interns at the Nation had organized against unpaid labor and the Nation Institute has promised minimum wage for all interns starting this fall. Check out the activists’ website here.

Colorlines on why Orange is the New Black is so addictive.

Be “PC.”

Bitch on what you need to know about feminist summer music festivals.

Ughhh hearing about rape threats is just such a drag, right?

Ten feminists you should follow on Twitter.

Some more feminists you should follow.

Hugo Schwyzer and the consumption of redemption narratives.

Interns at the Nation had organized against unpaid labor and the Nation Institute has promised minimum wage for all interns starting this fall. Check out the activists’ website ...

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Student refuses to sing Whitman’s “Song for Democracy”

Ok so I actually don’t know if this person is a feminist or not. But standing by one’s anti-racist values like this, despite the cost is a little feministy.

Timothy L. McNair is an aspiring opera singer and graduate student studying at Northwestern University. Walt Whitman was an American poet who is revered for his contributions to American literature and prose. Here is what many folks took for granted about each of them. Whitman was racist bigot who equated black folks to primates, stood by the position that American wasn’t the place for blacks, and believed that we should be eliminated. As for McNair, he is willing to risk his graduate degree to resist that racism.

So what do Whitman and McNair ...

Ok so I actually don’t know if this person is a feminist or not. But standing by one’s anti-racist values like this, despite the cost is a little feministy.

Timothy L. McNair is an aspiring opera singer and ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The best Royal Baby newspaper front page.

Katie on why the Royal Baby should have been a girl.

What you need to know about military sexual trauma.

SURJ has released a Justice for Trayvon Martin activist toolkit for white people.

Dreamers take a huge risk to return home.

“Why I support the #BringThemHome campaign.”

Eve Ensler was wrong.

On forced sterilization in India and horror films.

USC and Dartmouth are both being investigated by the Department of Ed for mishandling sexual violence.

The War on Drugs is really the War on Blacks.

Who is the Saddest Girl in music?

Good job, team. Let’s gender losing ...

The best Royal Baby newspaper front page.

Katie on why the Royal Baby should have been a girl.

What you need to know about military sexual trauma.

SURJ has released a Justice for ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

ICYMI: the Crunk Feminist Collective and The Nation DJed your 4th.

What to the slave is the fourth of July?

What to the prisoner is the fourth of July?

The N-word on the 4th of July.

An immigrant kid’s perspective on citizenship and the Voting Rights Act.

The U.S. caters to male desire.

North Carolina just pulled a Texas.

The first law protecting trans students was approved by the California legislature. In other news, it’s 2013.

Check out A Band Called Death.

Don’t lean in: kick back.

Do we have any chance at a constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to vote?

Pride in Paris.

Yeah, David ...

Watch this video of awesome 11-year-old cellist Sujari Brit

Here’s some inspiration to start your week via Colorlines. Meet 11-year-old cellist Sujari Brit, who is apparently as eloquent as she is talented at playing the cello.

I haven’t been able to locate a transcript yet, so would be grateful if someone left one in the comments!

Here’s some inspiration to start your week via Colorlines. Meet 11-year-old cellist Sujari Brit, who is apparently as eloquent as she is talented at playing the cello.

I haven’t been able to locate a transcript yet, so would be grateful ...

Quick Hit: Grimes rails against sexism in the music world

In this awesome rant, Grimes offers some #realtalk about her frustrations as a woman in the music biz. A taste:

i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized

i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction

i dont want to live in a world where im gonna have to start employing body guards because this kind of behavior is so commonplace and accepted and I’m pissed that when I express concern over my own safety it’s often ignored until people see firsthand what happens and then they apologize for not taking me seriously after the fact…

I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even ...

In this awesome rant, Grimes offers some #realtalk about her frustrations as a woman in the music biz. A taste:

i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized

i dont want to be molested ...

Superheroine

Weekly Feminist Reader

Fully dressed superheroines are about questioning the genre, not imposing a moral code.

Kai M Green: “I will never straighten out my wrist.”

Hillary Clinton: Helping women isn’t just a “nice” thing to do.

Speaking of which, check out Politico on Hillary Clinton Fever.

The New York Times reports on the NYPD’s policing of trans people of color.

Muslimah Pride, FEMEN, and feminism as self-determination.

Keyword research on retail sites has a lot to tell us about gender and “neutral” defaults.

The Crunk Feminist Collective interviews Kathryn Buford of Live Unchained.

My culture not outfit” campaign launches against cultural appropriation in fashion.

The idea of the “bikini body”

Fully dressed superheroines are about questioning the genre, not imposing a moral code.

Kai M Green: “I will never straighten out my wrist.”

Hillary Clinton: Helping women isn’t just a “nice” thing ...

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