Between listening to new records by Universe People and Burnt Palms and getting blown away by inspiring shows like Nü Sensae and Fucking Dyke Bitches, just this month alone, I am feeling pretty grateful for all the amazing women making music in the current rock/DIY scene (I say rock/DIY and not punk because of course, we've all heard that punk is dead now.) And did you know that tomorrow is International Women's Day? Which is not to be confused with the plot to establish an International Men's Day, which I just found out is actually NOT a joke. I was wondering how International Women's Day should be recognized... even Google changes it's logo for the occasion! So I took an informal poll among some Seattle musicians on how tomorrow should be celebrated:
"RSVP to the Women Who Rock conference at UW on Saturday" "If you are a woman, don't say 'I'm sorry' for one full day" "Thank your mom for all the years of unpaid labor it took to raise you" "Treat yourself to an IUD, it helps with mood swings and pesky unwanted fertilizations" "Tell someone you are a feminist" "Volunteer for a women's shelter" "Keep up on anything you can do to help the imprisoned women of Pussy Riot" "Support a female artist by buying some of their work." "Subscribe to Bitch and send your teenage little sister a link to Rookie Magazine." "Buy a record from a female musician, get some fresh air and eat amazing food" "Re-imagine how Katy Perry should have accepted her Billboard Woman of the Year Award." "Take your best ladies out, out a la Valentine's Day" "Vajazzle your hoo-haa"