I don’t like being in agreement with everyone else, but… wow. Just wow. It’s like the Christian far right in America have finally got the pop icon they so richly deserve, and we’re all travelling back to the 1950s on a shiny new time machine back to the age of the nuclear family where men […]
Conversations about music criticism | Does Collapse Board help propagate stereotypes of women in music?
Earlier today, Lee posted an interesting review of the Klara Lewis EP in which she posited (among several other points) that Collapse Board helps propagate the stereotype of women needing men to write and produce their stuff. (If you haven’t read the review yet, I recommend you do. Otherwise a fair amount of this will be […]
A response to ‘For Whatever Reason’ | A photograph of Plan B and Careless Talk Costs Lives magazines from 2001-2009
My Facebook feed has been full of commentary following my repost of Annie Gardiner’s excellent ‘For Whatever Reason…’ (Access) (an installation of copies of NME magazine from 1989-2008). My response is above (the piles lying: male-female-both). This, I feel is WAY more representative of music being made during the 2000s than that piles of NMEs. But who […]
Running meant we thought we were worth saving. That’s why the record is called Run Fast.
Historically, music magazines have been skewed from and for a male perspective. But that’s not reflective of their potential audience.
Like, is there really no other way of challenging sexism and racism in music videos accept by doing the EXACT SAME THING but with a knowing wink? Really?
It’s not just about periods. It’s about owning your period.
Perhaps the editors at BuzzFeed really do believe that Chastity Belt thought their photograph was in some way alluring, you know… sexy?
Plan B has always looked to the future, and we see a future where men are making music on equal terms with their female counterparts.
In summation, he mused, I was comparable to the vacant, mannequin-esque women in Robert Palmer’s video for ‘Addicted To Love’.