- a lot of the lyrics are about women being terrible and/or ‘sluts’"do you look yourself straight in the eyes and think about who you let between your thighs" - mt diablo, the story so far (which by the way, i’ve seen tssf live a few times and that is always the loudest line screamed by the crowd without fail)
- although girls make up a large part of the scene (as fans) we are not accepted into it by the male fanbase at all unless it’s fall out boy or all time low or one of the more popular radio friendly bands
- dude fans actually get pissed when more and more girls show up to a pop punk show
- some BANDS even get pissed about that
- lots of times its assumed girls are only fans because a band member is attractive, not because we like the music
- people actually measure how good a band is based on boy to girl fan ratio. so like if there’s 90% boys in the crowd the band is still ‘good’ but if it’s 90% girls, they ‘sold out’
Also: let’s get serious for a moment. TW: rape.
We need to acknowledge that guys in bands have a free license to rape. Because Warped has a lot of women who are underage and/or drunk and/or can be easily manipulated by the people they trust … it is an ideal environment for a rapist.
And guys in bands acknowledge this. Kellin Quinn made a remark about Warped being a “man’s world” and that he would never let his daughter go. And naturally: he blamed it on women “not wearing any clothes.”
And when women get raped — especially teenagers — by guys in bands, nothing will ever come of it. Those people will get threatened and harassed until they cave and redact their statements. Or they commit suicide.
So be hyper critical of guys in bands. Don’t tolerate womanizers. Don’t tolerate misogyny. Don’t promote blind worship of a band or the people in those bands.
Will Darren Wilson ever be arrested?
i know that we were all taught in school that mlk jr used PEACE AND LOVE and malcolm x fought with VIOLENCE AND RAGE and thats why we should all be like mlk and not big bad malcolm x but at a certain point you have to realize thats nothing but a sweet white liberal fairy tale and a total misunderstanding of the political actions of both of those important figures and its time for us all to grow the fuck up
Jayne County is probably the most interesting musician you’ve never heard of. A regular at the Stonewall Inn, County was one of many trans women who participated at the Stonewall Riots.
She worked alongside the likes of Andy Warhol, David Bowie (having a great influence on his Diamond Dogs tour) and was direct influence on a young Patti Smith, who met County by being cast opposite her in the first of several plays they would do together. While Jayne was already an active musician in what would become the punk rock scene, it would still be several years before Patti Smith would begins putting her poems to music.
She was also the inspiration for the titular character in the cult classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
There’s really no other woman more deserving of the title “mother of punk rock.”
Reblogging again because Jayne County is a goddess and an inspiration. “She scares straight people,” according to the director of Wigstock: The Movie (read the rest of that interview, it’s pretty great) and a badass punk rock diva second to none. Her name should always be mentioned along with Debbie Harry, Patti Smith, Poly Styrene, Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, and the other incredible female underground vocalists of the 70s.
For fuck’s sake, she inspired Bowie!
Reblogging Jayne again cause people need to know about her!
“Sylvia Rivera kicking ass on stage after some radfems & transphobes tried to refuse her the right to speak at the 1973 Christopher Street Liberation Day rally. Said radfems then had their own march in part protesting trans participation in Pride. A precursor to today’s Dyke March.”
It is women like Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson who started the Stonewall riots and queer liberation. 43 years later, trans women of color, the people who started the movement, are the people maligned and left behind by it.
In Sylvia’s words, “What the FUCK is wrong with you all?”
[[Trigger warning: suicide]]
Sylvia went home that night and attempted suicide.
Marsha Johnson came home and found her in time to save her life.
Sylvia left the movement after that day and didn’t come back for twenty years.
this is incredible, she is incredible, I highly recommend watching it
but I think the addendum re: the effect of this day on sylvia is really important
so often we valorise decontextualised moments of tough, articulate resistance and rage
and the suffering of the people who embodied them is not acknowledged, it’s uncomfortable, it’s not inspiring, we want them to stay tough and cool and stylish forever
which is particularly terrible when I think about how sylvia felt like that because of women like me — women who are now watching this video and feeling inspired and impressed and maybe a bit pleased with ourselves for finally having watched a speech by the famous and really cool to name-drop sylvia rivera
rebloggin for the true as fuck commentary (bolding mine)
n like, on one hand this moment is decontextualized as fuck, but on the other hand a lot of ppl try to hyper-contextualize it to make it “history” and a very specific historical moment, so we (cis women) can be like “oh so sad that’s how it was in the 1970s, radfems were so awful, but it was only the whole second-wave scene that was the problem, glad that’s over.”
Like have we forgotten the fact that Sylvia only died in 2002? And she died young, if she were still alive she wouldn’t even be 65 yet. I know hella older ppl in NYC who knew her personally, and hella “leaders” of the NYC queer scene pulled horrific shit on her constantly in the 80s, 90s, and 2000s, like literally until the day she died (ppl from Empire State Pride agenda literally went to St. Vincents to beef with her on her death bed) Where are the video tapes/memorializing of that shit?
N now the Manhattan LGBT center on 13th st has a room dedicated to her memory, despite the fact that very center permanently banned her in 1995 for daring to suggest they should let homeless QTPOC sleep there in sub-zero weather.
N now there’s a whole homeless trans youth shelter on 36th st named after her, Sylvia’s Place, that kicked my TWOC friend out on the streets for testing positive for marijuana; failing to recognize how fucked up that is in a shelter named after a woman who struggled with addiction all her life, and was very vocal about the relationship between drug use and the stress of living under constant threats of violence.
N from the late 90s onward rich gays and lesbians openly fought against Sylvia to try to shut down 24/7 access to the piers that she n hella other QTPOC cruised and lived on bc they were bringing down the property values of their multi-million west village apartments.
N like 90% of the individual people who perpetuated fucked up violence against Sylvia are still alive and high-profile leaders in the NYC LGBT “community” today.
So like yes, good, remember the oppressive weight of our history of transmisogyny…but also remember that this shit specifically ain’t even history, it’s the current reality of the NYC queer/trans hierarchy today—like not even figuratively, literally the same people who pulled shit like this on Sylvia are still alive n well n all over NYC cutting the ribbons to the newest Sylvia Rivera memorial n eulogizing her like they never tried to fucking kill her themselves.
Incredible commentary all over this postthis is the video Janet Mock showed us at mblgtacc. I heard a lot of folks complaining about the language and several folks wondering if it wasn’t a little racist. No, darling little queer/ally. It isn’t racist for her to call out white gays and lesbians on their bullshit. That’s not racist. That’s how she survived.
June 27, 2014
New York, New York
refusing to call a trans person who has done bad things by their correct pronouns is enforcing the idea that trans people have to be worthy enough to gain even that basic fucking level of respect, whereas no matter what a cis person does no one would ever think of misgendering them for it