Monday, February 23, 2009
Interesting Chapter on Misogyny and Punk Rock
I just read an interesting chapter entitled "Careers in Misogyny" which comes out of the book The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion, and Rock 'n Roll.
A bit says:
"' In 1977 rock has become very much a gladiatorial sport,' commented Burnel approvingly. Females were too weak to participate in this men-only activity: 'their bodies decline so quickly ... by the time they are forty they're soft and flabby, whereas you see handsome men at forty.'"
One of the better chapters I have read about misogyny in the text of 'rock 'n roll' in the late 70's.