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Anonymous asked: somebody said to me that women, black and transgender people can't get into Punk Rock, is this really true? I am a black and genderqueer girl and I feel like this style of music isn't made for me....
Well, first you have to tell to this person to fuck off! How can s/he says that ? S/he understands nothing about Punk Rock!! This is so racist, sexist and transphobic, I’m disgusted! How can people like that talk about Punk Rock?!?
And just think about it, Punk was like a backs to basics of Rock n’ Rollin a more hardcore way. Who invented Rock n’ Roll? Oh yeah, black people!
and second, here’s a little list of amazing women, black and trans people who were just so fucking important for Punk movement:
Death, a proto punk band
Ivan Julian of Richard Hell & The Voidoids. (and, it doesn’t have anything to with it but…seriously, isn’t he just FUCKING HOT?)
Pure Hell, the first African-American Punk band.
The Bad Brains.
Don Letts, he was a DJ who introduced Punks to reaggae music, he directed all the music videos of The Clash, managed the Slits, worked with Pil and a lot of other people….
Fuck, there are so much amazing women who are very known so I don’t fucking know where s/he got the idea that Punk isn’t for women
Exene Cervenka of X
Pauline Murray of Penetartion
Back row, L-R: Chrissie Hyde (from the Pretenders), Debbie Harry (from Blondie), Viv Albertine (from the Slits), Siouxsie Sioux (from Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Front row, L-R: Poly Styrene (from X-Ray Spex), Pauline Black (from the Selecter).
The Slits, they were one of the fist all girl punk band and made wonderful feminist lyrics
Bratmobile, a riot grrrl band
Bikini Kill, a riot grrrl band
Huggy Bear, a riot grrrl band
L7, a riot grrrl band
Caroline Coon, a feminist music critic, novelist, painter, band manager, and dancer. In the late 1960s she was one of the first female music critics, writing for Melody Maker and other publications. In 1967 she founded Release, a London activist organization that investigates police abuse. She is also the author of 1988: The Punk Rock Explosion, originally published in 1977, and managed The Clash in 1979. She was also Paul Simonon’s girlfriend. She photographed a lot of people from this era.
Lizzy Mercier Descloux, she did No Wave and World Music but she was fucking Punk and Richard Hell loved her
Lydia Lunch, not Punk by the music but by the spirit. She’s not really a feminist, she’s way more than it…
Poly Styrene (I know she is in the other pic but she’s so adorable); she made good feminist lyrics too :)
Simone Thomas, a member of the Bromley Contingent. She appeared with the Sex Pistols on the Bill Grundy Show, one of the most important moment in Punk Rock.
Sorry, I only know Jayne County, but she’s just fucking great!
I know I’m missing a lot of people but I think I put the more important people. But if some of you know more, please tell me :)
So, don’t let anyone tell you that this is not for you!! Don’t let them put you down! BE PUNK!
I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life
My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.
I need to remember this for uniforms.
Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!