Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Sophie Rae on 07/13/2011
Party Whipped: The Trials of a Teenage Feminist Rocker
I think I’ve always been somewhat of a feminist, even if I didn’t know it.
When I started playing in bands when I was 9, I didn’t have any idea that my gender would be an issue. Music was what I loved, and to my Trash and Vaudeville size 00 jeans-wearing self, playing super-distorted covers of Clash songs seemed like the most natural thing in the world.
But as we kept playing and as my nievaté began to dwindle (I had reached the age of 12 and my peak of intellectual maturity), I started to notice something weird. In interviews, I was asked to talk not about my music but about my favorite lip gloss flavor or my latest boy-band crush (which all young girls presumably have, I mean, why …
A Little F'd Up, Pop-Culture | Posted by Hannah S on 04/20/2009
Don’t Be a Band Creeper
It seems that people these days don’t have lives. Its too bad really. I’ve become increasingly aware of this fact because lately i’ve realized that the obsession rate with some musicians and bands is reaching insane proportions.
Okay i’ll admit, I’ve been obsessed with musicians, until very recently actually. I wouldn’t say that I was of the stalking status. I mean they’re celebrities people know shit about them, and its not like I went looking for information that wasn’t already given. I mean its fun to fantasize about going to a concert and having the lead singer of –insert band here– just falling, head over heals, wear my ring, forever and always, love at first sight, in love with you. Because you just look so beautiful in the glow of …