After a youth spent with Jagger and Warhol, Jerry Hall is marrying patriarchal conservatism made flesh, Rupert Murdoch. Of course Jerry’s ex, Mick Jagger, IS the establishment too, accepting his knighthood whereas David Bowie, always the subversive outsider, wanted nothing to do with it. The death of a great idol, David Bowie, and the marriage … Continue reading I’m beginning to think we need to find our idols elsewhere
Nicola Adams may be in the M & S ad campaign, but racism and sexism in music videos is taking black women’s status hurling backwards
The Daily Mail reports that a man called Joe Francis has been in a dispute with Madonna over her choice of track title, which originally had the same name as his company Girls Gone Wild.
The biggest names in hip hop, led by Kanye West, have outgrown pimping women and treating them like sex objects. In his new video, Monster, yet to be officially released, West and his pals prefer their women unconscious, drugged up to the eyeballs or in corpse form.
It's the way in which pop and rap music embrace the porn and sex industries, elevate the pimp and sexualise male violence that makes it pornographic says Rachel Bell. And it’s not girls we need to be worried about, it’s boys.
With a male-centric mainstream and so-called ‘alternative’ culture giving limited space to female creativity, worldwide DIY festival, Ladyfest – where all bands are totally female or female fronted – parties on underground. Rachel Bell talks to some of the hugely talented women who will create, network and rock at upcoming Ladyfest Leeds.