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Playlist: New Pop Feminism
In the 1990s TLC, Destiny’s Child, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Missy Elliot, Xena: Warrior Princess, and the Spice Girls introduced an entire generation to messages of girl power and gender equality.
Today, new art and artists have taken up that call, from Beyonce to Orange Is The New Black, from Girls to Lorde. Theirs is not the feminism of the 90s; greater attention is paid to issues of intersectionality between gender, race, sexuality, and class, and the influx of the internet and fragmentations in media and culture have changed the feminist landscape. But many of the underlying issues are the same, now told through new voices. 
Pop culture can be problematic, but it’s also how a lot of people are first introduced to important ideas. With this week’s playlist, we pay tribute to the feminists making waves here and now, ushering in a new generation of girl power. 

Playlist: New Pop Feminism

In the 1990s TLC, Destiny’s Child, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Missy Elliot, Xena: Warrior Princess, and the Spice Girls introduced an entire generation to messages of girl power and gender equality.

Today, new art and artists have taken up that call, from Beyonce to Orange Is The New Black, from Girls to Lorde. Theirs is not the feminism of the 90s; greater attention is paid to issues of intersectionality between gender, race, sexuality, and class, and the influx of the internet and fragmentations in media and culture have changed the feminist landscape. But many of the underlying issues are the same, now told through new voices. 

Pop culture can be problematic, but it’s also how a lot of people are first introduced to important ideas. With this week’s playlist, we pay tribute to the feminists making waves here and now, ushering in a new generation of girl power. 

• Posted Friday Jul 18 8pm  789 notes

 
 

WWTB

And the new releases (finally) start rolling back in…

Posted Tuesday Sep 13 1pm  95 notes

 
 

WWTB

It’s not a long list, but I’ve been waiting a while to hear each one of these.

Posted Tuesday Apr 6 9am  22 notes

 
 

Laura Marling - Tap at My Window

Laura is only 18, a fact that simply serves to makes her songs wiser, like she is actively stretching past her age. She is a painfully shy performer, still afraid to appear in the larger London venues that her fans are begging her to play, preferring Victorian literature and quiet references to love and loss (again, beyond her years).

She has a very delicate sound and aesthetic—looking at her, she seems almost translucent; a very pale, very blond doll. She looks like Debbie Harry and has the same fragile-but-not sound. 

I promise she will grow on you.

Posted Monday Mar 3 3pm  7 notes with 541 plays

 
 
 
 
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