Barbara Kruger

Untitled (Your body is a battleground), 1989
Photographic silkscreen on vinyl

Sharing a statement from the Department of Women’s Studies at SDSU on November 15, 2016.

We are the Department of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University, and in light of the unprecedented presidential campaign and election, we want to reaffirm unambiguously who we are and what we believe in. We cannot and will not endorse a leader whose campaign was built on hate and abuse. We will continue to point out and challenge the many ways that sexism undermines the accomplishments of women and silences their voices, and we will never stop fighting for all women to be able to control their own bodies. We reject any attempt to normalize sexual assault, white supremacy, homophobia, transphobia, and Islamophobia, as well as the vilification of immigrants and the disabled. We believe that affordable college education is a powerful vehicle for fighting widespread ignorance and hatred, and we remain committed to teaching for social justice and critical consciousness. We are in solidarity with all communities who have been marginalized, ostracized, and made more vulnerable by this election. Our feelings and our fears are valid. We are heartsick, we are appalled, and we are resolute. We are feminists of all genders, sexualities, races and faiths, and we will continue to fight.

L7 announce reunion: Seminal grunge band to play first shows in 15 years

L7 announce reunion: Seminal grunge band to play first shows in 15 years

Consequence of Sound

L7 has announced plans to reunite for its first live performances in nearly 15 years. The Los Angeles band led by Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner, whose ferocious brand of grunge and punk was championed heavily by Nirvana, have confirmed gigs at Spain’s Azkena Rock Festival and France’s Hell Fest, with the promise that “more dates will be added, so don’t freak out!”

Additionally, the band has thrown its support behind a new documentary. A Kickstarter page for L7: Pretend We’re Dead, directed by Sarah Prince, went live Tuesday and has already raised $6,300 as of publication. An accompanying description says the film is “culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never-before-seen performance footage, and candid interviews.”

Watch a trailer for the documentary below.

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Throwback to the 90s: Female Singer-Songwriter Poll

WHY does it have to be Monday.

The question that continually interferes with second rounds, creates ridiculous curfews, and depresses the fun of the previous 2-and -a-1/2 evenings and 2 afternoons.

In rebellion against Monday (or any day that attempts to portray itself as such) I’m instilling a blog routine to lift the fog of residual vodka and deprivation of sleep. AND, starting with this particular Monday (masquerading as February 24th, 2014), I’m making YOU help me through the day…and some of my research for my Master’s Thesis.

Easy stuff really. I’ve listed a few of the top female musicians of the decade for you to vote on, but I’m very interested in your own submissions as well.