cambridge university students were asked on campus why they needed feminism. here are 60 answers. click the link for over about 600 more.
THE DISCUSSION ABOUT SEXISM AND GENDER IS STILL RELEVANT.
Call it whatever you want - feminism, equalism, humanism - the point is that many of the ways that we represent, interpret, perpetuate and make laws based on rigid gender roles are problematic and HARMFUL TO PEOPLE OF ALL GENDERS. We have a responsibility and an incentive to be proactive about becoming more conscious and taking action to change things! This is not someone else’s problem - we’re all in this together.
My favourites in this set are the Muslim women (feminism is about choice) and the men. Hearing from men who care about women’s well-being enough to fight for it or who bring up (one of the myriad) ways that sexism and rigid gender roles hurt men is SO POWERFUL.
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys issue #1-4 standard covers by Becky Cloonan. The first issue is available now.
Regional Faction at the High Dive in Seattle, June 16th, 2013
SO AWESOME to see these guys again! Discovered them a year or so ago at the 2 Bit and was drawn in by their fast, fun punk that had the occasional clear Propagandhi influence. When I found out they had political lyrics, I was even more interested and ended up chilling with the band most of the night asking questions.
They’re super friendly, down-to-earth guys who really appreciate their fans, and I’m glad I FINALLY caught up with them again - they’ve gotten so much better and have been rising the ranks, recently opening up for Authority Zero and getting radio play.
If you get a chance, definitely go see them!
Over three years I photographed fans outside different concerts. I was fascinated by the different tribes of people that attended them, and how people emulated celebrity to form their identity. As I photographed the project I began to see how the concerts became events for people to come together with surrogate ‘families’, a chance to relive their youth or try and be part of a scene that happened before they were born.
Everybody’s got a thing.
Thanks for the tip, Andy.
from Hayley Williams of Paramore:
So excited about these entries for the Paraoke Contest! I decided maybe I should share my own video with you guys. This is, literally, the entire first vocal take I did for “Still Into You” in the studio last year. I took it on my iPhone and was saving it for the right time to post. Hope you like it! Sorry about all the weird faces and the dancing awkwardly all by myself.
Anyway, keep sending in your Paraoke versions of the song and HAVE FUN!
It’s amazing hearing such a powerful singer guaranteed without any manipulation through an iPhone mic. So fucking cool. And she sounds so fucking fantastic. Yeah girl.
Symbiosis Gathering, September 19 - 23 2013, Oakdale, CA
I don’t know if these amazing small to medium sized music/art/spiritual festivals have been happening for a long time or if they’re popping up as a result of the increasing popularity of and pains of attending Burning Man… either way, it’s exactly what I’d hoped for.
They may or may not be like Burning Man (I have an unreasonably skeptical voice in my head that worries that it’s all hollywood-style faux spirituality in the name of looking cool), but if I take them at face-value with an open heart - they sound perfect for me.
Since I’ve only ever attended the very small-town Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, and I’m having a hard time making it all the way to Burning Man, I really want to try to do things like this and Lightning In A Bottle - as well as other more local, smaller festivals with different musical styles, goals for participation and connectedness, and types of art.