Beyoncé talks feminism again, says “Gender equality is a myth!”

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Beyoncé has taken on the issue of feminism again. Although she needs to learn a few things about heterocentricity  and cisgender-centricism to complete her knowledge of feminism and what it actually entails, (see: “If I Were A Boy” and “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”) This effort is truly commendable. Check what she had to say: “We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters earn more—commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender. Equality will be achieved when men and women are granted equal pay and equal respect.”

Click here for the rest of the essay she penned. 

 

Ani DiFranco to receive Honorary Doctorate from University Of Winnipeg

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From Righteous Babe Records: “Our friends and neighbors to the north at the University of Winnipeg present the little folksinger with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters this Friday, November 22.

 

The Honorary Doctor of Letters is conferred upon those who have made a significant contribution to the Arts and Humanities. Past UWinnipeg recipients include cellist Zara Nelsova (1985), folk singer – and previous Winnipeg Folk Festival Artistic Achievement Award winner – Oscar Brand, and conductor Bramwell Tovey (1993).

 

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Loft List: 15 Essential Depressing Albums by Female Artists!

 

  • A Temporary Dive – Ane Brun / Token Sad Song: “To Let Myself Go” / Somber Lyric: “To let myself go / to let myself flow / is the only way of being / there’s no use telling me / there’s no use taking a step back from me.”
  • Blame It One Me – Alana Davis / Token Sad Song: “Free” / Somber Lyric: “But I guess your heart was free / free to take the best part of me / and leave a whole where my heart should be / where it used to be.”
  • Colour The Small One – Sia / Token Sad Song: “Don’t Bring Me Down” / Somber Lyric: “I’m going down / going down the drain / don’t bring me down / I beg you.”
  • Let It Rain – Tracy Chapman /Token Sad Song: “Happy” / Somber Lyric: “Should be happy to be loved / Happy to be /With someone who knows / And understands me / I think you’re the one / Everyone agrees / But some can touch the hand of love  / And pull away in disbelief.” 
  • Tidal – Fiona Apple / Token Sad Song: “Never Is A Promise” / Somber Lyric: “You’ll say you understand / but you don’t understand  / You’ll say you’d never give up seeing eye-to-eye  / But never is a promise, and you can’t afford to lie.” 
  • Blue – Joni Mitchell / Token Sad Song: “Blue” / Somber Lyric: “Hey Blue / here is a song for you / Ink on a pin / Underneath the skin / An empty space to fill in.”
  • Not A Pretty Girl – Ani DiFranco / Token Sad Song: “This Bouquet” / Somber Lyric: “If it weren’t for my brain I’d go over and make friends / too bad about my brain ’cause I’d like to make friends /see the little song bird unable to make a sound / even though she follows her words from town to town /we both have gardens of songs and maybe its okay / that I am speechless because I picked you this bouquet.”
  • Solace – Sarah McLachlan / Token Sad Song: “The Path Of Thorns (Terms)” / Somber Lyric: “Just let me ask of you one small thing / As we have shared so many tears / With fervor our dreams we planned a whole life long / Now are scattered on the wind.” 
  • Colour Green – Sibylle Baier / Token Sad Song: “The End” / Somber Lyric: “Time is over where we could simply say I love you / now you opened the door / leave me crying / trying to embrace you again
    trying to face this damn situation man / I can’t / It’s the end, sweet friend of mine.” 
  • Lost Where I Belong – Andreya Triana / Token Sad Song: “Somewhere In The Silence” / Somber Lyric: “A part of you, it doesn’t feel right / But then the other, I hold on too tight / One step I see it could get ugly / Two steps ignoring the signs / But it’s up to you” 
  • Back To Black – Amy Winehouse / Token Sad Song: “Love Is A Losing Game” / Somber Lyric: “For you I was a flame / Love is a losing game / Five story fire as you came / Love is a losing game / One I wish I never played / Oh what a mess we made / And now the final frame /Love is a losing game / Though I battle blind / Love is a fate resigned / Memories mar my mind.”
  • Parallelograms – Linda Perhacs / Token Sad Song: “Hey, Who Really Cares” / Somber Lyrics: “Been coming down for a long time / Changes coming down on me / Can’t seem to carry ‘em all now / Been wishing there was someone else I could be”
  • In The Red – Tina Dico / Token Sad Song: “Long Goodbye” / Somber Lyric: “With the sky up above and the warm summer wind / I am watching it change every day / Our worlds rearrange.”
  • Little Earthquakes – Tori Amos / Token Sad Song: “Winter” / Somber Lyric:  “When you gonna make up your mind / When you gonna love you as much as I do / When you gonna make up your mind / Cause things are gonna change so fast / All the white horses are still in bed / I tell you that I’ll always want you near / You say that things change my dear.”
  • 101 – Keren Ann / Token Sad Song: “All The Beautiful Girls” / Somber Lyric: “If they I leave you alone with your misery  / Deep in the fire of your fame / You’ll be begging them me blind / Give me love, give me love / Of every kind.”

 

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Madonna presents award to Anderson Cooper at GLAAD Awards dressed as boy scout!

You know we’ve always said that Madonna has to step up her game when it comes to the civil rights fight, yet every now and then she manages to impress us a little bit. She is, after all, the mother diva and no one can take that away from her (well, maybe Mariah when she is her age). Plus, her speech is much better than Gaga’s.  Continue reading