Pink Print

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Girls in our scene are underrepresented, in audience and bands. When playing with (partly) female bands or in front of an equally mixed audience I often feel like addressing this issue. What always holds me back are other bands dedicating songs to girls, “This goes out to all the girls”, for all the wrong, sexist reasons. It would be cool if girls at shows were not only welcome for their looks, boyfriends or cooking skills, but also just for being there, or for their music. I think a lot more girls would eventually join in. “From the back of the room” (tinyurl.com/fromTheBackOfTheRoom) is a documentary about actively involved women in the punk/hardcore scene.
Girls and women in our society aren't treated much better. There still is a lot of sexism, hidden or not. Very recently the scandal where Dominique Strauss Kahn raped a black maid and got away with it. Not because he was innocent, but because the girl wasn't “credible” enough.

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I would hate this to sound sexist: “This goes out to all the girls”
So few here; girlfriends, wives and cooks, from the back of the room, only here for the looks?

I hoped we could provide a safer alternative
In this gated community, but it seems we've failed

Contrary to popular beliefs girls are not just donuts
How we warn our daughters shows how civilized we are

What do you expect, examples given and standards set?
How we treat our maids shows how civilized we are

Stop burning the witches, burn our blueprints on their stakes
And use the second sex' craft to bake a pink print for a change

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from Future History (2012), released September 28, 2012

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Antillectual Nijmegen, Netherlands

Antillectual from Nijmegen, the Netherlands plays a socially conscious, melodic blend of music, ranging from ‘90’s skate punk to ‘00’s emo and ‘10’s orgcore. Creating their own unique blend of stolen riffs and borrowed song titles, while carrying the torch of European punkrock. ... more

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