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LE BON MOT DE KATHLEEN HANNA

You’re still going to get criticized, so you might as well do whatever the fuck you want.
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210715

BERNICE BING

Once upon a time it was rare to find any Asians in prestigious art schools. When I was an art student, I came to the realization that a brush felt more comfortable and familiar in my hand than a pencil. Dexterity with a brush led me to the fine arts - painting. At that time I knew almost nothing about Eastern art or thought. I was totally naive about my own cultural heritage. I was living in and reacting to parallel worlds - one, the rational, conscious world of the West; the other, the intuitive, unconscious world of the East. This... [Lire la suite]
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200715

ANJALI ET ELLA GURU - VOODOO QUEENS ERA

Dans la mouvance riot grrrl, Voodoo Queens fait un peu office d’exception. Emmenée par Anjali Bhatia, le groupe est entièrement constituée de femmes : Ella Drauglis à la guitare, Stefania Lucchesini à la batterie, Anjela Bhasker à la basse et Rajru Bhatia au clavier. Après seulement un concert, John Peel, célèbre animateur de la station Radio 1, leur offre une session, le 22 janvier 1993. Leur carrière est lancée. Puis les filles ne tardent pas à signer un contrat avec le label Too Pure, et... [Lire la suite]
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140715

SANJA IVEKOVIC

On May 10, 1979,  Sanja Iveković engaged in an act of political defiance when she performed Triangle on the balcony of her Savska Street apartment during one of Josip Broz Tito’s official visits to Zagreb. During the festivities, she came out, dressed in an American T-shirt, onto her balcony, which overlooked the street along which the presidential motorcade slowly advanced. She sat in a chair with a glass of Ballantine’s whiskey, cigarettes, and some foreign books next to her on a small table. Once settled, Iveković... [Lire la suite]
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110715

LE BON MOT DE PAULINE BLACK

There have always been manufactured bands, so that’s nothing new. The industry hasn’t changed much, it’s still male-centric. A lot of women are just there to pretty it up, which is demeaning and doesn’t move women on in terms of acknowledging their own songwriting and performing skills.
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070715

BETTE GORDON

Née en 1950, Bette Gordon est une réalisatrice de films indépendants traitant principalement des thématiques liées au féminisme, à la pornographie ainsi qu’aux rapports hommes/femmes. Son film le plus marquant reste Variety (dont le scénario est signé par Kathy Acker), et qui relate la vie de Christine, guichetière d’un ciné porno près de Times Square. Peu à peu, la jeune femme se laisse submerger par ce milieu, perdue entre le regard masculin la reléguant au simple rang d’objet, et son attraction/répulsion pour les films diffusés... [Lire la suite]
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010715

LE BON MOT DE LIZ PHAIR

I am what is called a sex-positive feminist. Or maybe a radical feminist, or, wait- this one's cool: an anarcha-feminist! Which is to say that I don't give a fuck about your labels, I just want to hear the true voices of women self-expressing, smart ones, stupid ones, ugly ones, beautiful ones, good ones, bad ones, fat ones, thin ones, all of it - until the profound silence that has resounded throughout history is filled with a healthy chorus coming from our side of the aisle.
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