John Darnielle on feminism

I knew I loved the Mountain Goats.

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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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2 Responses to John Darnielle on feminism

  1. P.T. Smith says:

    It’s always nice to discover more awesomeness within already existing awesomeness.

    Also, it is interesting (at least to me) how though my interest in their art doesn’t change if I disagree with an artist’s opinions, or interpretation of their work, or being disgusted by their actions (hey there Roman), if I like those same things in an artist, I end up liking their work even more.

  2. laurenamillion says:

    John Darnielle is totally awesome. I have been a fan for a hundred years (seriously, the mountain goats have like 30 albums, redonk) and his lyrics are pretty much the best ever. I think it’s interesting that he’s exploring the lessons of the bible in a secular way – I’ve taken literature classes that analyze biblical passages for literary merit and some of the versus in there are quite beautiful (in the same way that the Bhagavad Gita is). He kind of pulled an “I’m a Feminist, But,” but I don’t think that what follows necessitates the “but” – he’s not universalizing anything really. I’m finally going to see them in Chicago in November and I am so excited.

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