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Feminist Friday Music. Volume 4

In this edition of Feminist Friday Music, there is jazz, metal, R & B and whatever Black Dresses are – punk/Riot Grrrl probably. It doesn’t actually matter I guess. They are pretty cool.

Make the time to listen to all of them. They are all so good.

Celeste



Beneath the Silence

Black Dresses on bandcamp



Sanya Budna

Feminist Friday Music

The four following people – Frames, Freya Ridings, Hope Tala and Lina Tullgren- have new music that has just been released. There might even be something for everyone to enjoy – unless you are a metal head. Darn it I forgot to include metal again. Next time around maybe.

As usual, there are links and video for you guys to enjoy.

Frames on Instagram
Frames on Spotify
Freya Ridings on Spotify
Hope Tala on Spotify
Lina Tullgren

Single Ladies: #2 Summer Edition

Summertime is just hitting her stride. So are the ladies in this post – Lady Donli, Evie Irie, Ida Divine and Lizzy Hardingham. They all have new music ready for your listening pleasure.

Click on the links with their names to find their music. They all have videos on YouTube that are included for you.

Lady Donli

Evie Irie

Ida Divine on bandcamp
Lizzie Hardingham

5 Podcasts: Feminist, Part 1

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There are so many awesome feminist podcasts that I cannot just tell you about five. It’s just not fair to not mention the other podcasts that are so brilliant. There will be a sequel to this post. 

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The ladies of Feminist Frequency Radio are hilarious. They talk about movies. current events and entertainment news. If you haven’t listened to their podcast, you’re missing out. Their latest show is about The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

https://www.feministpopcorn.com/

Feminist Popcorn’s last episode was called “Tradition and Family.” In each episode, the hosts, Samantha and Elizabeth, discuss three movies, which have a female perspective. 

https://www.the-wing.com/nomansland
Historian Alexis Cole has a relatively new podcast which focuses on women’s history or herstory. She’s also written a book , Alice and Freda Forever.
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bitch-media/bitchradio

The last episode of Popaganda was called, “The Pumpkin Spice Must Flow,” so you know it’s got the goods. 
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/call-your-girlfriend

I enjoy listening to Call Your Girlfriend. The tone is very relaxed but they discuss some pretty important issues. 

Sleep Deprived Music Review: Saint Cecilia, Entrance

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Saint Cecilia has released a CD called “Entrance.”

What: It is like pop music but better. She plays most of the instruments on the album.

You can find the album here.

Saint Cecilia, Entrance on Bandcamp

Saint Cecilia on Spotify

If you’re searching for Saint Cecilia make sure that it’s not a link to the Foo Fighters. I love the Foo Fighters but their Saint Cecilia is different.

This album is much lighter and happier than what I usually listen to. It’s an alright album. The first few songs sound alike. I thought that it was just one long song. The people on Bandcamp really love this album. I’m not in love with it yet. Maybe I’ll fall in love with it by the second or third date.

My youngest kid would probably like it. She’s into happy, bouncy songs. I can see her painting and singing along to the music.

I love the album cover. She looks like a mermaid with legs.  What do you think?

 

If anyone else listens to Saint Cecilia, let me know your thoughts.

 

 

Who is ready for Female Superhero Action Figures?

It's time to buy some female superhero merch.
It’s time to buy some female superhero merch.

On any given day, there are Batmans, Supermans, Spidermans and several other comic book action figures in the boys aisle of the toy section. Do you know how many female action figures I found a few weeks ago at Wal-Mart? None.

Why aren’t the female superheroes represented at department stores? There are millions of parents who spend billions of dollars at stores like Wal-Mart and Target. With the comic books and movies coming out with female superheroes, you would think that there would be more toys for girls at stores, like Wal-Mart or Target.

My kids, who happen to be girls, love superheroes and villains from comic books. They love to go see movies like “Thor” and “Captain America.” When the “Suicide Squad” comes out next year, I’m going to have a struggle to keep my youngest one from seeing it until she’s older.

So why aren’t there figures of Wonder Woman, Black Widow or Harley Quinn in the store? I looked in every toy aisle.  Even the baby aisle had a fair amount of male superheroes and villains.  I did not find one female action figure – hero or villain.

Do you know who is really easy to find at Wal-Mart? Elsa – that chick is dominating the toy aisle. Kudos to the Disney promotion department.  They have put the “Frozen” characters on just about everything. My personal favorite is the Elsa cape. It’s very superhero-like.

One of my kids has a small obsession with Batman, while the middle daughter loves Thor. Picking out birthday and Christmas presents for them is very easy. Every time I turn around, I see another Batman object that my kid wants.

On the other hand, my youngest daughter is fascinated by Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. She has also been trying to “borrow” my Wonder Woman print to put on her wall. She would like to trade Elsa for Wonder Woman. I didn’t even have to pay her to choose Wonder Woman over Elsa. It just happened.

FYI:  The dates of the creation of a few comic book characters

Wonder Woman – 1941. Superman- 1933. Batman- 1939. Joker-1940.

Elsa has been around since 2013.

Pretty Reckless vs. Paloma Faith vs. Phox: A to Z Challenge Battle of the Bands

Let the Battle of the Bands begin! In one corner, we have The Pretty Reckless. In the opposite corner is Paloma Faith. The other band in the ring, is Phox. The letter P couldn’t have three more different musical acts.

The Pretty Reckless is the band that your mom warned you about. They totally rock, of course.

http://www.goingtohell.xxx/music/
http://www.goingtohell.xxx/music/

Paloma Faith is a classy British singer. Your mom will definitely like her.

http://fashion.hellomagazine.com/fashion/201203297590/paloma-faith-pixie-geldof-best/
http://fashion.hellomagazine.com/fashion/201203297590/paloma-faith-pixie-geldof-best/

Phox is just like a breath of fresh air. I can see myself sitting around listening to them on breezy summer days. It’s totally summer road trip music and yet, they are so much more.

http://phoxband.com/#0JJG53Csr2iRvhko.97
http://phoxband.com/#0JJG53Csr2iRvhko.97

I enjoy them all.They are the best of what’s going on in the music world. How can I choose one to be the best band that starts with the letter p?

This post is sponsored by the Prude PC Police Police. Just kidding! There’s no such group.

As you can tell by the first group, we’re not so prudish around here. Sorry,we’re not sorry.

Why Women are Great Journalists: NaBloPoMo

At BlogHer University, we’re creating a mini journalism school this month. Why (or why not) do you think women make good journalists?

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  • Women feel all the feelings. It’s not always a bad thing if we can use it for good instead of crying into a bowl of ice cream. Not that I have done that ever. Well, I haven’t done it this year.
  • When we get an idea, we do not give up. Ever.
  • We are great at asking questions. Questions upon questions.
  • Women are phenomenal at putting our own spin on a topic. You all need our spin.
  • We’re good at convincing you that you need our spin. You do need us. You really, really do.

If you don’t believe any of that, I have two words for you: Nellie Bly.

I rest my case.

Crafty Time: Christmas Page.

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Well, I could not sleep at 1 a.m. So I did some scrapbooking. There’s always a Christmas page to do. Always. In fact, we should be careful that we haven’t repeated the same exact layout and title in the previous year’s Christmas page.

I was inspired by this layout design that I found on Pinterest.