6/28/2011

NOT JUST BOYS' FUN

crossposted from a more relevant place

I don't like to use Tumblr as a source for anything, really, but perhaps it is good at getting on-the-ground information, like incidents where women have been assaulted in crowds at punk shows, more visibility and traction.

Unfortunately I read about two such incidences, literally one post after the other, in my Tumblr feed today.

This news comes after reading a post all about why, by virtue of moral philosophy, punks have no more responsibility than any others to fight sexism just yesterday.

Perhaps it is that kind of attitude which lands us at punk shows where men feel entitled to grope women time and time again. Perhaps that is the reason why when you abstractly argue that women's experiences are null, we feel the need to shut it down. Because there are real, physical implications and consequences to that kind of silence.