Feminism

Safe Spaces at shows

If you've ever been to a Good Lookin' South gig, or before that, a Born Free? DIY gig, you may have noticed a bit of paper on the table by the door (not the one with the door tax on it, or the piles of unsold zines) with a few suggestions on how to, and how not to act.  That would be our safe space policy, or to use it's alternative name, the "Don't be a Dick" policy. It's a sad fact that we still feel it's necessary to have this notice, but unfortunately the punk scene, and...
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Date: 04 Apr 2012 20:17
Author: Chris
Tags: anti-fascism brighton gigs feminism punk

Rape is no laughing matter

When I first started writing this piece, I was fuming, I wanted to name names, I wanted to show these rape apologist fuckers up for who they are, and I wanted to use the word “fuck” a lot more.  But I’m not going to, I’m not giving them the unwarranted attention they no doubt crave.  But if you don’t know who the guilty parties are and want to, I’m not going to have any problem spilling the beans in person. It all started at the Punx Picnic, where a superficially inoffensive, ultimately average punk band were dropped from...
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Date: 01 Sep 2011 06:00
Author: Chris
Tags: feminism issue 1 rape culture