Posts tagged "ani difranco"

Ani DiFranco Posts Brief But Genuine Apology For That Plantation Retreat Debacle

it has taken me a few days but i have been thinking and feeling very intensely and i would like to say i am sincerely sorry. it is obvious to me now that you were right; all those who said we can’t in good conscience go to that place and support it or look past…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 2, 2014

Ani DiFranco Cancels Feminist Songwriting Retreat At Former Slave Plantation, Offers Weak Non-Apology

Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco has officially canceled her four-day “righteous feminist songwriting retreat” after fans and non-fans alike rightfully took issue with the event’s location — the Nottoway Plantation, one of the largest former slave plantations in the South. DiFranco posted a lengthy message on her Facebook page announcing the cancelation and offered a pretty weak…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 30, 2013

Why Is Ani DiFranco Hosting A “Righteous Feminist Songwriting Retreat” At A Former Slave Plantation?

Ani DiFranco is perhaps one of the best known “feminist” singer-songwriters of the last twenty years. Her music, which I’m not personally a big listener of, has been long been anti-sexist and anti-racist. So, at first, it was cool to hear that DiFranco was hosting what she calls a “feminist songwriting retreat” from June 25-29,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 29, 2013

Frisky Q&A: Ani DiFranco On Patriarchy, Motherhood & “Having It All”

When I arrived at the basement of the Calvin Theater in Northampton, Massachusetts, I found folk musician Ani DiFranco in the midst of trying to get her six-month-old son Dante down for a nap. Minutes later I spotted the young baby — still very much awake — strapped into a carrier about to head out…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 20, 2013

10 Songs About Lesbians That We Actually Like

Guys who go on and on and on about lady-love are so annoying. They’re lesbians, dude—they’re NOT going to be into you. The latest annoyance? “Girl Gotta Girlfriend” by the rappers Mams Taylor, Snoop Dogg and Bobby Valentino (listen above!), about a man with a girlfriend who tries to bring home a second…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2009

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of September 30th 2008

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I don’t want to hate on American Apparel, because I love it, but seriously, Oscar-winning Jennifer Hudson needs to fire her stylist. On the cover of her first solo record, she’s in a basic dress that hipsters have been humping in for years — boring! She’s too fabulous for that…

By: Simcha / October 1, 2008

Quickies!: Who Doesn’t Love Michael Phelps?

If it wasn’t for that butter-face, we’d want to do Michael Phelps too. [College Candy]…

By: Annika Harris / August 12, 2008

Top Five Menstrual Songs

I took a lot of women’s studies classes in college and even spelled women as “womyn” for a while, but I’ve never quite understood menstrual art. I have a lil’ soft spot for all the artists on this list, but it was loads of humorous fun pulling the lyrics for our Top Five Menstrual Songs:…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 11, 2008