Tag Archives: Music

CBS S&P has got you (adequately) covered.

CBS is will be airing the Grammy Awards this Sunday, and they are very concerned about your buttock crack and your female breast nipples. (Male breasts: You’re in the clear. As usual. Flash ’em if you got ’em.) Continue reading

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Support Frank Talk about Sex and Intimacy by Supporting Hip Hop is For Lovers

“HH4L is something I believe in. We have the potential — and are building the momentum to — impact the culture at large. Not just Hip Hop culture. I’ve seen myself transformed through this work. I know and believe to my core that we can reach folks with what we do.” Continue reading

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How the Music and Media Presence of TLC Shaped My Womanism (Part 2)

(Read part 1 here.) By the time 1994 and CrazySexyCool came around, I was a freshman in high school. My challenges were different than my middle school years: I was Black and poor on a scholarship to a prestigious independent … Continue reading

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How The Music and Media Presence of TLC Shaped My Womanism (Part 1)

As a painfully awkward tween and teen, I often preferred the company of books and the radio to that of my peers. In a somewhat restrictive (evangelical Christians, where y’all at?) environment, secular music was an almost forbidden indulgence for … Continue reading

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Hip Hop Is For Lovers

This is a guest post by Lauren Bruce, former Feministe blogger and music superfan.

Hip Hop is For Lovers is a multimedia web experience dedicated to looking at love, sex and intimacy through the lens of hip hop culture. Its centerpiece is a weekly woman-centered, queer-friendly and justice-heavy podcast that features discussions about a variety of relationship topics punctuated with the best in rap. After months as a listener, I had the privilege of talking with podcast co-hosts Uche and Lenée about the making of the show, the tentative relationship between hip hop culture and mainstream feminism, and what we should be listening to next. After the interview, tune in live on Wednesday nights from 8-10 EST to hear Uche and Lenée in action. Continue reading

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Friday Foolishness: Turquoise Jeep Music

I know that my guest blogging time here at Feministe is just about over. And, before I lay one more serious post on y’all, I just had to share something that I absolutely love. Something that keeps me from being … Continue reading

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Female Music Critics Transcend Fan Culture

This is a guest post from Georgia Kral, re-posted with permission from On The Issues magazine. Scan through the pages of a major music magazine, the arts section of The New York Times, Pitchfork.com or myriad other sources and count … Continue reading

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Cause you can’t handle me

more on the not-so-secret feminism of Robyn! Once upon a time, one of my favorite feminist blogs was called Pop Feminist. Its author has since moved on to bigger things, but I refuse to call them better because I LOVED … Continue reading

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You Like Prince?

I resisted Mount Sims for a long, long while, but last night the boyfriend forced me to sit down and listen to the stuff. So here I am sitting in my computer chair shamelessly rocking out to this seedy, Prince-like, … Continue reading

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So Sad, But Not

Alas, there will be no kitty blogging or music blogging this Friday, though Doug would be proud of his kibble-hunting pictures and Pablo has a great deal of vomit to show off. My computer is in the shop. Soon I’ll … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Women Download?

In my corner of the world, the more accurate question should be, “Why don’t women buy mp3s?” Because the smart chicks download for free. And win their mp3 players playing competitive touchscreen bar games. The Guardian investigates, “Why is it … Continue reading

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Reason #849 My Son Amazes Me

I checked on Ethan last night as I was going to bed and noticed his bedroom door was covered with two dozen yellow sticky notes. I crouched down to look at them and look at what I found: If you … Continue reading

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