"I was surrounded by men that made a shit load of money from me. Nobody nurtured me, nobody gave a fuck about this young girl."
"It’s not easy for girls to go out at night and feel entirely comfortable the whole time, which is a shame. A place like this is a short-term solution but it’s a solution nonetheless."
"Choosing to be a feminist has nothing to do with your femininity—or, for that matter, your masculinity."
Rebeca Lane is trying to make socially-conscious hip-hop in a country where femicide is part of daily life, and there are 56,000 reports of violence against women per year.
"You don’t learn when you’re nervous, you learn when it’s playful and safe."
What women are after, at least in their pop idols, isn’t the fantasy of a perfect body, but rather the articulation of the complicated language of emotion. And talent.
"The oppression and abuse toward the female body is similar to how the Earth has been treated and sold and exploited and disregarded."
The notion that female artists are “brave” for speaking out against body shaming perpetuates the notion that women in the public eye have something to answer for.
2015 was a banner year for music industry-related sexism and misogyny. Here's a breakdown of some of the most egregious examples.
Looking back, I realize that I’ve accepted inappropriate behavior from male subjects and disregard from male editors because I was just grateful to be there in the first place.
"I'm so done with the metal scene / I'm so done with the dudes who think they're better than me!"
We explore rainy Seattle's bumper crop of up-and-coming feminist punks, including Tacocat, Mombutt, Chastity Belt, and more.