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is there still stuff like Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney getting made?
but I want to link to this: http://sgrrc.com/
The camp is much more family-friendly now, but when I attended as a young 'un 10 years ago (oh god it's been 10 years!), it was run by the feminist organization at Middle Tennessee State University. We were lead in sing-a-longs of Pat Benatar and Bratmobile. We made our own band t-shirts. Most of our counselors were feminists (even the guys!) and while they certainly weren't preaching, they were all about empowering us. It was a really cool thing and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to attend SGRRC as a kid.
fit the bill
reductionist bullshit to call S-K 'feminist music'.
They were feminists and they made music that often dealt with that
But Skinny Girl Diet may fit your bill.
if you're trying to use it purely as a sonic descriptor.
If you haven't already scoped them, Wild Flag and The Corin Tucker Band both include ex-S-K members and should be to your liking.
What should she/he have asked?
The obvious places to start at Wild Flags (ex-S-K), and MEN (ex-Le Tigre).
but if you're looking for punk with shouty girl vocals, try TacocaT.
I'm gonna DJ at a night as part of a FEMINIST event so would totally dig some recommendations. My music taste is a shameful amount of boy guitar bands. Please help.
I think that's more effective
Brigitte Fontaine, french feminism
I guess a lot of people like Bessie Smith,
(feminist (if we believe adrienne rich) in that she expressed her bisexuality even back in the 30s.)
but make a zine to go with it in case I wanna play stuff that some people might not immediately get has good gender politics.
music that inspires good gender politics. is that a stupid idea?
no that sounds good.
my last suggestion
two of my friends (who are a couple and look like tegan and sara) were gonna go as tegan and sara to a party then they remembered tegan and sara are sisters.
the production on this is unfortunately made by men, but otherwise i would just play this over & over again
when djing but there are loads of good feminist bands around
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiXXAiA0YGQ - Punch
it annoys me whenever bands are grouped together just because they have female members however, Punch are just a good example of a band with a female singer and also actively sing about feminism.
Can't go wrong with bikini kill and le tigre obv
Also you'd be clever to look into indie pop, electro pop/electro clash and post punk. Not to mention the very active queer/feminist DIY movement. Checking out bands that have played Ladyfest festivals may also help.
Also, feminists don't just want to listen to feminist music, they just don't want to listen to misogynistic drivel.
but can't find somewhere with good descriptions and will never have the time to listen to loads of stuff :(