Creative, Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 07/13/2009

Tori Amos on men

Tori Amos just wrote a beautiful a piece for The Guardian’s Observer. She speaks, as a victim of sexual assault, how her life was shaped by the incident, the dangers of masculinity standards and the men in her life. 

I think this is really worth reading. I always find it so interesting to read the stories of sexual assault/rape survivors — it’s hard to even fathom the strength that such people have to have in order to continue their lives as normal, let alone the strength it would take to share that story and experience with the world. I’ve always loved Tori’s music, such feminist strength in the lyrics. It’s nice to know that from something so painful she created beauty. 

Tori’s story:

I have known the violent side

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 07/10/2009

Perez starts a record label


Apparently the rumors (that I never actually hard about) have been confirmed and Perez Hilton is launching an imprint with Warner Brothers “in the near future.”

Perez states, “I have an ear, which is really important in the music world — to be able to hear a hit and to be able to know who has a good song or not…I’m more than just an A&R person. I’m also a marketing person. I’m also a manager.”

There has been a lot of commentary about Perez in the feminist world lately. I guess people just noticed, oh hey he’s kind of  misogynistic in the way that he criticizes women about the way look for his living. Which obviously I can’t stand and think is wrong. But he also criticizes men. A …

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