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Never posted here before but I am very interested in your opinions

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muminthecity Thu 30-Jun-11 02:20:10

I am a feminist but don't usually post here, mainly because I'm not as intelligent or well-read on the subject of feminism as most of you, however, I read a lot of the threads and am delighted to be learning more and becoming more interested in the subject.

I went to see a (male) band a few weeks ago who performed a poem about women, which I absolutely loved. I just wondered what you feminists think of it? You can watch them performing it here

I think the way he talks about women is quite lovely and refreshing, and I agree with his "pro-choice" message, would love to know what you all think.

AliceWhirledSupportsTheStrike Thu 30-Jun-11 09:18:00

I love this style of poetry.

I thought it was good. He was a man speaking to other men, and challenging male behaviour, which is what they should be doing.

There were a couple of tiny things I liked less, where he was moving away from that, but I'm not going to condemn him for that.

Overall, tick grin

(And hope to see you post some more)

TrilllianAstra Thu 30-Jun-11 09:20:15

You don't need to be well-read to post, you just need to have opinions! Come on in smile

WeDONTneedanotherhero Thu 30-Jun-11 10:13:53

Wow! Thank you for posting this.

BooyHoo Thu 30-Jun-11 10:19:42

ooh, i wish i had speakers to hear it.

Terribletriplets Thu 30-Jun-11 11:04:09

Who wrote it? Thanks! I want to show a copy to my sons (written, if you could provide a link)

MrsClown Thu 30-Jun-11 11:11:29

WOW, what a poem! Enjoyed it so much.

Post more muminthecity. I dont have a degree and am not that well read but I have opinions! You are no different.

Welcome.

Terribletriplets Thu 30-Jun-11 11:16:05

Forget last comment. I see that you gave the link. Thanks.

muminthecity Thu 30-Jun-11 16:05:26

Glad you all liked it, it was written by Johnny Fox, the lead singer of The King Blues; they're a punk band from London. Their music is great too, their songs are all on Youtube.

Thanks for being so welcoming, when I said I wasn't too well read, I just meant that I might not be able to add very much to your debates; I agree with lots of the things said on here but usually find that everything I want to say has already been said far more eloquently by someone else! I will try to join in a bit more though, so thank you again.

muminthecity Thu 30-Jun-11 16:17:46

Oh and BooyHoo - there is a written version here but it isn't as good as watching him perform it on stage!

BooyHoo Thu 30-Jun-11 16:24:56

i'm getting my new laptop tomorrow so will be able to listen to it then. but thank you.

BooyHoo Thu 30-Jun-11 16:29:39

oh my goodness, i have just read the lyrics and i am in tears. it is beautiful. cant wait to see the performance now.

Nezzi Fri 01-Jul-11 12:28:51

Wow, I haven't posted on MN for an age but I've just read there song lyrics and I'm in awe. I'll watch the vid when I get the chance. I can only hope my son grows up with this attitude. His mum must be so proud.

Nezzi Fri 01-Jul-11 12:30:11

TheSe song lyrics, sorry...

Adair Fri 01-Jul-11 12:39:20

It's stunning. Technically really good, sentiment strong. Shame about the swearing or I'd share it with dh for the school kids.

Agree, a man speaking to other men and challenging their behaviour... Like how he sucked everyone in too with the title grin.

Thanks for sharing!

slhilly Fri 01-Jul-11 15:12:51

I thought it was great!

stretch Fri 01-Jul-11 16:31:33

Fantastic!! Very powerful.

Kitsilano Sun 03-Jul-11 22:22:13

LOVE this!! Thank you

CaptainBizarro Sun 03-Jul-11 23:04:15

Love it.

Lambskin Thu 07-Jul-11 14:50:29

Ooh I've welled up a bit listening to/watching that. Very powerful, and cleverly sandwiched between the shampoo!

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 07-Jul-11 15:24:41

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GiveMeSomeSpace Fri 08-Jul-11 00:01:39

Love it love it love it smile

Winetta Mon 01-Aug-11 13:06:17

Thanks for this!

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