Monday, November 11, 2019

Quote of the Day

Small discoveries and appreciations are treats in one's day that can make a person happier, and thus more likely to attract positive interactions.

-- Vivien Goldman, Revenge of the She-Punks, p. 68

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Quote of the Day

(Patti Smith) had not specifically focused on making work calculated to attract money.  No doubt she made artistic choices that she trusted would not alienate an audience, but she basically made the sound and told the stories she wanted to hear.  As she chronicles in her memoirs, like any aspiring artist without family money, Smith knew how to enjoy life without necessarily having much financially.  Playing it her way was of more significance, and appropriate material reward would hopefully follow.
 
-- Vivien Goldman, Revenge of the She-Punks, p. 60

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Quote of the Day

There is a clear continuum from the feminization of poverty to the masculinization of wealth.  It's no accident.

-- Gloria Steinem, Moving Beyond Words, 2012

Friday, November 8, 2019

Quote of the Day

We must make a place in a market manipulated to pander to the cliched male gaze; find a voice for our feelings when we've never heard anyone sound the way we hear in our head; break generations of our family's female mode of being; construct new forms of family and effective motherhood; position ourselves within the newly possible flexing of gender experimentation and fight for the right to do so.

-- Vivien Goldman, Revenge of the She-Punks, p. 53

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Quote of the Day

Discovering one's own sound, like a writer finding her voice, is an accumulation of such individual, intuitive steps over the edge, trusting in one's own velocity to find a flight path.

-- Vivien Goldman, Revenge of the She-Punks, p. 35

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Quote of the Day

We realize that the only people who care enough about us to work consistently for our liberation are us.  Our politics evolve from a healthy love for ourselves, our sisters and our community which allows us to continue our struggle and work.  This focusing upon our own oppression is embodied in the concept of identity politics.

-- Combahee River Collective Statement, 1977

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Quote of the Day

So this book is an attempt at a healing...and yes, even a noncorrosive revenge, as the title suggests.  "I don't do revenge," drawled Chrissie Hynde on hearing the title.  Yes, but we're not talking that mean-spirited sort of gotcha! revenge.  In the case of punky females, revenge means getting the same access as your male peers, to make your own music, look and sound how you want, and be able to draw enough people to ensure the continuation of the process.  Sounds simple enough, talent permitting, but as this book shows, it's different for girls.

-- Vivien Goldman, Revenge of the She-Punks, p. 7