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News flash! Rolling Stone discovers that women can rock

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Rolling Stone cover 2012 Women Who Rock - Karmin

Incredible. Who would have thought?

Among many other delights this link promises, you can vote for:

  • The fiercest albums that female musicians have given the world
  • Which woman will rock a future Rolling Stone cover (imagine that! A woman on the front of Rolling Stone!)

And, of course, enjoy a gallery of Women Who Rock

… and people claim that rock is inherently sexist! I’m looking forward to the doubtless inevitable follow-up issue, Men Who Rock – assuming, that is (as Hannah Golightly points out), they can find 85 men who actually satisfy that criteria.

P.S. I’m really not sure Karmin rocks.

6 Responses to News flash! Rolling Stone discovers that women can rock

  1. Scott September 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

    At Rolling Stone ‘Women’ is always short for ‘Women’s Cleavage’.

  2. Golightly September 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    ha ha ha

    Yeah, it surprises me all the time how the perception of the existence of sexism seems to be diminishing… yet the expression of sexism seems to be increasing. It’s doing my head in.

    I am proud that the UK now seems to have more prominent female musicians than ever… but in spite of that, culture seems to be far too sexist in other areas. And if women are selling more records than men, then why aren’t there more women than men in the pages of the NME? Why are the men not being ignored for becoming boring musicians, when the women are the ones with the originality, spark and vibrancy? If that is not sexism at work, then I don’t know what it is. It’s not exactly men at work anyway, it’s like men on the lunch break at work, the crap they are spouting out musically right now.

    In fact, I literally am at a loss to name a single male musician from the UK that anyone could claim ‘rocks’… I consider this to be a problem.

    Someone call me when the men start rocking again, because I really fucking miss it. It’s sexy. Why they don’t want to rock out and be sexy, I don’t know.

    As sexist as this Rolling Stone thing is, I did terribly enjoy seeing 85 female rock musicians… I was like a kid in a sweet shop. Something kind of amazing happens when I feel surrounded and outnumbered by a load of cool female role models… it’s like going through the looking glass and discovering just for a moment how supportive the world must feel to men compared to my experience as a woman. I’d like to be able to get used to that- it’s like a feeling of going on holiday, arriving at your destination in the sunshine, stepping out onto the balcony, letting out a deep satisfying breath and taking in the beautiful scenery. Only thing is, two weeks later, you’ve got to leave and return to the grey skies and the rain back home.

  3. Noel G September 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    ‘In fact, I literally am at a loss to name a single male musician from the UK that anyone could claim ‘rocks’… I consider this to be a problem.’

    You also seem incapable of naming any female ones that do either- unless your dodgy assertion that women are somehow having a golden period is based on the winsome fey shoeless John Lewis ad drivel that is infecting everywhere.

    Lets be fair here- music is shite for both genders at the moment, almost equally so.

  4. David day September 26, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Who the f— is Karmin?!?!

  5. Golightly September 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Hey Noel G, are you that prick from Oasis? If so, I reckon it’s all your fault.

  6. Golightly September 29, 2012 at 6:26 am

    p.s. WE ROCK LIKE GIRLS DON’T. That’s my argument encapsulated in a single band.

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