Anonymous said: how is there misogyny in the pop punk/alternative scene?
- a lot of the lyrics are about women being terrible and/or ‘sluts’"do you look yourself straight in the eyes and think about who you let between your thighs" - mt diablo, the story so far (which by the way, i’ve seen tssf live a few times and that is always the loudest line screamed by the crowd without fail)
- although girls make up a large part of the scene (as fans) we are not accepted into it by the male fanbase at all unless it’s fall out boy or all time low or one of the more popular radio friendly bands
- dude fans actually get pissed when more and more girls show up to a pop punk show
- some BANDS even get pissed about that
- lots of times its assumed girls are only fans because a band member is attractive, not because we like the music
- people actually measure how good a band is based on boy to girl fan ratio. so like if there’s 90% boys in the crowd the band is still ‘good’ but if it’s 90% girls, they ‘sold out’
Also: let’s get serious for a moment. TW: rape.
We need to acknowledge that guys in bands have a free license to rape. Because Warped has a lot of women who are underage and/or drunk and/or can be easily manipulated by the people they trust … it is an ideal environment for a rapist.
And guys in bands acknowledge this. Kellin Quinn made a remark about Warped being a “man’s world” and that he would never let his daughter go. And naturally: he blamed it on women “not wearing any clothes.”
And when women get raped — especially teenagers — by guys in bands, nothing will ever come of it. Those people will get threatened and harassed until they cave and redact their statements. Or they commit suicide.
So be hyper critical of guys in bands. Don’t tolerate womanizers. Don’t tolerate misogyny. Don’t promote blind worship of a band or the people in those bands.
On a much less serious note, but still annoying to me - you ever noticed that in boy-led bands such as FOB you get angry, sometimes violent lyrics about girls that rejected or cheated on them?
and then you have Paramore, where there are angry, sometimes violent lyrics about girls, in favor of whom the singer was rejected, or with whom someone cheated on them.
I’m sensing a pattern here, and I don’t like it.
IT’S NOT FROZEN FRUIT.