Tag Archives: Music

Quick hit: M.I.A. on building a platform to tell her story

Tweet M.I.A. is a compelling performer in many ways, but I’m particularly interested in her as a woman of color artist with (sometimes unpopular) opinions that she’s not afraid to express. Tweet
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Where to get baby food and formula during the shutdown. How to check your gender bias. Frozen embryos: do you know where your children are? “Being a musician/rockstar/whatever is pretty fucking impossible.” Fighting the wrong mommy wars. “I’m a Girl.” On the uphill battle for women and girls in STEM. “Imagine a woman actively [...]
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Wow, that Lorde song Royals is racist

TweetHave you heard this young lady, Lorde, on the radio? Yesterday the New York Times posted a review of her recent performance at Webster Hall, and I’m kind of at a loss about the way that her big hit, Royals, is being talked about there and elsewhere. Now I’m a music lover, but since the [...]
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“Blurred Lines” remix feat. actual rapists’ words

Tweet*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 [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetHugo 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 [...]
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