Us girls deserve more than one song. We deserve more than one pledge of solidarity. We deserve better songs than any boy will ever write about us.
I think we ought to decide that man-hating is not only respectable but honorable. To be a misandrist a woman needs considerable ingenuity, originality, and resilience. A misogynist requires no such resources.
Women need to become literary criminals, break the literary laws and reinvent their own, because the established laws prevent women from presenting the reality of their lives.
What does to be a female artist in a “Man’s World” as James Brown says? What is the status of women in the 60s? Oh, it was really a Man’s World in the 1960s. James Brown was SO right. Don’t you remember how Aretha begged for RESPECT? But, alas, in 2015, it’s still a Man’s World. It scares me to think that in at least 2/3 of the world, the contents--and especially the cover--of my Tales of An Ancient Go-Go Girl would be damnable and irrefutable evidence of my apostasy, my whoredom, my lurid tawdriness to justify my being... [Lire la suite]
My dis-interest in what people speak of as "women's problems," "women's literature." Have women a special sensibility? No. There are individuals uniquely talented & uniquely equipped to interpret the complex symbolism of the world but they are certainly not determined by gender. The very idea is astonishing. [...] Energy, talent, vision, insight, compassion, the ability to stay with a single work for long periods of time, the ability to be faithful (to both one's writing and one's beloved)--these have nothing to do with gender.... [Lire la suite]
Do not hurt yourself, destroy yourself, mangle yourself, to get the football captain. Be the football captain!
You’re still going to get criticized, so you might as well do whatever the fuck you want.
There have always been manufactured bands, so that’s nothing new. The industry hasn’t changed much, it’s still male-centric. A lot of women are just there to pretty it up, which is demeaning and doesn’t move women on in terms of acknowledging their own songwriting and performing skills.
I am what is called a sex-positive feminist. Or maybe a radical feminist, or, wait- this one's cool: an anarcha-feminist! Which is to say that I don't give a fuck about your labels, I just want to hear the true voices of women self-expressing, smart ones, stupid ones, ugly ones, beautiful ones, good ones, bad ones, fat ones, thin ones, all of it - until the profound silence that has resounded throughout history is filled with a healthy chorus coming from our side of the aisle.
I'm a feminist. I am kind of a pop culture nerd, and I think a lot about what makes a strong female character, and, you know, movies and TV shows, these things have influence. So I think the question of what makes a strong female character often goes misinterpreted, and instead we get these two-dimensional superwomen who maybe have one quality that's played up a lot, like a Catwoman type, or she plays her sexuality up a lot, and it's seen as power.But they're not strong characters... [Lire la suite]