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

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muminthecity · 30/06/2011 02:20

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

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.

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AliceWhirledSupportsTheStrike · 30/06/2011 09:18

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)

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TrilllianAstra · 30/06/2011 09:20

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

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WeDONTneedanotherhero · 30/06/2011 10:13

Wow! Thank you for posting this.

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BooyHoo · 30/06/2011 10:19

ooh, i wish i had speakers to hear it.

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Terribletriplets · 30/06/2011 11:04

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

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MrsClown · 30/06/2011 11:11

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.

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Terribletriplets · 30/06/2011 11:16

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

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muminthecity · 30/06/2011 16:05

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.

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muminthecity · 30/06/2011 16:17

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

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BooyHoo · 30/06/2011 16:24

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

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BooyHoo · 30/06/2011 16:29

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

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Nezzi · 01/07/2011 12:28

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.

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Nezzi · 01/07/2011 12:30

TheSe song lyrics, sorry...

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Adair · 01/07/2011 12:39

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!

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slhilly · 01/07/2011 15:12

I thought it was great!

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stretch · 01/07/2011 16:31

Fantastic!! Very powerful.

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Kitsilano · 03/07/2011 22:22

LOVE this!! Thank you

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CaptainBizarro · 03/07/2011 23:04

Love it.

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Lambskin · 07/07/2011 14:50

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

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StewieGriffinsMom · 07/07/2011 15:24

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GiveMeSomeSpace · 08/07/2011 00:01

Love it love it love it :)

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Winetta · 01/08/2011 13:06

Thanks for this!

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