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Interview with Lauren Denitzio about sexism in the punk scene.

February 9, 2011

lauren-measureFriend to Support New York, artist and rad rocker Lauren Denitzio of The Measure [SA] did a pretty great interview at I Live Sweat.

While yes, most of my friends and the spaces I go to do not tolerate obviously sexist, homophobic, racist, able-ist, etc. speech, saying those concepts do not exist in our community is just flat out wrong.  What offends me is not always just the action itself, but the excuse that if you wear the “punk” label that you’re absolved of having done anything wrong because you “didn’t mean it that way.”  I can’t think of a rationale so unproductive.

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