Ren and Liepa are going on tour with their band Petrol Girls! They will take some of HoA stuff with them, so you’ll get a chance to grab patches, t-shirts and bags. The stock will be limited, but if you have any special requests give as a shout on email@example.com!
Cycling gives you tough, strong, muscular thighs, and whatever shape yours are - whatever crap the media spins about why they’re the “wrong” shape - we think you should be proud of them. We’ve appropriated this playground taunt (that clearly stems from a fear of being crushed by said thighs)…
Our Thunder Thighs leggings are up on the shop!! Very limited run so grab yours now!!
Astpai has announced a European tour in September and October. They will be touring with Despite Everything from Greece. Astpai will be supporting their latest album titled Burden Calls, which is set to be released this fall.
What was it I was thinking to myself just moments before? Oh yeah, “Hey asshole! I’m just trying to walk down the street. I’m not yr girl; I’m not yr baby. What I’m wearing has only to do with the weather. Stop leering, motherfucker, stop staring. I’ve tried everything I can think of; sometimes I get angry, sometimes I ignore you. But I swear you will never get the answer you’re looking for.” You’re like a fucking broken record: “Say yes, say yes, say yes, say yes” Take all the time you need, girl. Make every step deliberate, girl.
Chris Webster of Yorkshire St Pauli explains how the Yorkshire fan club of a German football team is challenging oppression and welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to Leeds. This article first appeared in the Northern Star, a bulletin of rs21 supporters in Leeds.
The politics connected to St. Pauli is the main reason many of our members fell in love with the club. An active stance against…
This is a piece that I wrote a while back about feminism and music writing. I found a home for it in Smith, my university’s student-run magazine. You can grab print copies from cafes around New Cross, or Goldsmiths SU. There’s loads of creative writing in there, and a bunch of other interesting articles.
#YesAllWomen because Rihanna can make a song about enjoying sex and sing about the way she likes it, and it gets banned in 11 countries, while Robin Thicke can completely diminish the line of consent and objectify women in the process in a song and it is a ‘smash hit’ and gets to number one in multiple countries.
At the end of his speech against the people molesting a 15 year old girl who was crowd surfing (you can watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9uIcWIWOLI) Aaron Lewis said “Now girls, feel free to crowd surf safely” which is the main point about this all really isn’t it?…
“People who go about seeking to change the world, to diminish suffering, to demonstrate any kind of enlightenment, are often as flawed as anybody else. Sometimes more so. But it is the awareness of having faults, I think, and the knowledge that this links us to everyone on Earth, that opens us to courage and compassion. It occurs to me often that many of those I deeply love are flawed. They might actually have said or done some of the mean things I’ve felt, heard, read about, or feared. But it is their struggle with the flaw, surprisingly endearing, and the going on anyhow, that is part of what I cherish in them.”—
I love this. She doesn’t mean that those who fight for justice are no longer accountable, but that we are still in fact human. Often times, once someone is associated with a label like “activist” or “feminist” or “humanist” or “womanist” people expect perfection from them, even to the point that they are forcing them to perform the “positive” side of binaries that are inherently heteronormative, patriarchal and/or White supremacist. This isn’t progressive. Recognizing the humanity even of those who fight for it matters and this recognition has to include both accountability and nuance. That’s progressive.
“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.”—Alice Walker (via writingbox)
“Being a woman is kind of like being a cyclist in a city where all the cars represent men. You’re supposed to be able to share the road equally with cars, but that’s not how it works. The roads are built for cars and you spend a great deal of physical and mental energy being defensive and trying not to get hurt. Some of the cars WANT you to get hurt. They think you don’t have any place on the road at all. And if you do get hurt by a car, everyone makes excuses that it’s your fault.”—A friend of a friend (via onesmallflowerofeternity)