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On Being Scared and Being Brave

In a recent interview with Jessica Hopper, Claire Boucher (alias Grimes) revealed that the song “Oblivion” addressed the constant sense of dread women deal with as they embark on a “masculine world associated with sexual assault.” Boucher was writing from her own experiences as a survivor. 1,727 more words

Feminist Music Geeks Turn Their Headphones Up

Creating Space

Earlier this week, I launched my personal Web site through UW-Madison’s Comm Arts Department. I built the site as an assignment for my Digital Production class. 1,814 more words

Feminist Music Geeks Take To The Streets

On wearing headphones

One of my favorite reality TV characters is Jay McCarroll, who won the first season of Project Runway. He seemed like the kind of person you’d want to meet for brunch or a late-night movie after a shitty day at the office. 1,960 more words

Feminist Music Geeks Turn Their Headphones Up

Good on you, Emma Thompson

Last week, Kristen at Act Your Age tipped me off to a Change.org news item about British actress Emma Thompson is putting together a concept album addressing human trafficking.  128 more words

Act Your Age

Fight the Performance Rights Act

No, I’m not Repesentative John Conyers biggest fan.

Perhaps some of you know about the Performance Rights Act, which Conyers introduced. Thus, perhaps you are aware of how the instating of annual performance royalty fees, daily song usage reports, and content restrictions could strangle independent stations, who primarily trade in non-mainstream music. 271 more words

Feminist Music Geeks Demand Political Action

Bettina Richards, the boss

In honor of Equal Pay Day (thanks for the reminder, SparkleBliss!), I thought it might be fun to throw a spotlight on some awesome business women who work in the music industry and are doing their part to close the gender gap. 211 more words

Feminist Music Geeks Demand Political Action