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In particular a bunch of lads calling a band Young Girls or something
Bit off isn't it
I think most of these are quite throwaway
there is a Swedish techno guy called Abdulla Rashim which i think is a bit more interesting
but still a reflection of something a bit hmm even if it's not particularly conscious decision
"There's not necessarily any particular meaning. I came up with it and everyone else said okay. We didn't want to sit around a table talking about what we should call our band. We needed a name and we thought it was funny."
and also something stark and quite cold in their names, too, I think. It works for them imho
Not actually eagles
bit a red herring issue tbh
it is cringeworthy that there are so many bands whose name is "_____ Girls" though
just a bit off
is it not problematic because of the existing sexism/massively skewed power dynamic in the music industry/the world in general?
I'm sure the bands are just being irreverant and think the names are cool and nothing more than that, though. it's hard to find anything more tangible than the feeling that it might not be alright.
i guess something like these bands are just defaulting to doing the most basic "funny" thing they can think of and - shock horror - it turns out that ends up replicating power hierarchies
nothing calculated, but still kind of coming from the notion that girls are kind of a joke or an object of fancy or whatever.
is it really a problem?
Sun City Girls and Theorectical Girls
or maybe I just like the bands, I don't know.
actually just have normal heads don't they
no convictions so far
That's not the same.
I don't really care if someone directs an ironic name towards criminals or radios or whatever.
who are largely women/trans?
I don't think they were homosexuals
Didn't have any children.
are actually cartoon humans
of very warm and sociable women?
a boy, but he sounds like a girl
what a world
they did not exist in any prehistoric times. I think Josh Homme says they were Queens specifically as an attempt to get away from/undermine masculine macho rock masculinity cliches or something.
At worse it's a slightly silly/stupid but pretty harmless mislabeling. At best it's a playful exploration identity/perceived identity.
Something more problematic is that there is an electronic artist with a female allies. But he is clearly exploring the idea as if he was this character. So I think it's more interesting then problematic. But there is a fine line, particularly in an industry where male voices shout much louder.
By pretending to be a female artist and nit making it immediately obvious that he is male it could be argued that he is offering fake female voice in the industry.
"there is an electronic artist with a female alias"
bit of an understatement
on the other hand they've done a lot to address mental health stigma so they get a free pass from me
(that and they're fucking great)