Kathleen Hanna's Fire
"I've always felt frustrated listening to a band and dancing, and there's some knucklehead who comes up and says, 'Oh, hey, I love how you dance,'" explains the 33-year-old Hanna, who's been the reigning feminist of the indie-rock scene since it exploded ten years ago. "I think, 'Did I ask for that because I was standing in front having such a good time?' And then, 'Maybe I'll stand in the back and dance,' or 'Maybe I'll stay home and listen to the record and dance in my room by myself.'... It's that sort of feeling that even in leisure time you're still on the clock and being looked at through the male gaze--to turn a little Feminist 101 phrase on you," she adds with a laugh.
If you were wondering how I find these things.
And there's always the official Le Tigre site if you wanted to, like, know more.
Like about keep on living:
Since we had recently read our friend Ann Cvetkovic's essay, Sexual Trauma/Queer Memory that talks about the intersections between "Incest, Lesbianism and Therapeutic Culture", it became apparant that KEEP ON LIVING could and should be about both forms of "coming out". Afterall the guilt, the shame,the socail stigma, and the fear of reaching out that many abuse survivors suffer thru is similar to what some kids who come out as gay, lesbian, bi or trans go thru as well.
To take one example.