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The DC Sniper
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Thu Apr-25-13 05:03 PM

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"Have yall read Grimes' tumblr manifesto?"


  

          

Do any of you believe this Gloria Allred feminazi propaganda?


http://actuallygrimes.tumblr.com/post/48744769552/i-dont-want-to-have-to-compromise-my-morals-in-order

I dont want to have to compromise my morals in order to make a living

i dont want my words to be taken out of context

i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized

i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction

i dont want to live in a world where im gonna have to start employing body guards because this kind of behavior is so commonplace and accepted and Im pissed that when I express concern over my own safety its often ignored until people see firsthand what happens and then they apologize for not taking me seriously after the fact

Im tired of men who arent professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to help me out (without being asked), as if i did this by accident and im gonna flounder without them. or as if the fact that Im a woman makes me incapable of using technology. I have never seen this kind of thing happen to any of my male peers

Im tired of the weird insistence that i need a band or i need to work with outside producers (and Im eternally grateful to the people who dont do this)

im tired of being considered vapid for liking pop music or caring about fashion as if these things inherently lack substance or as if the things i enjoy somehow make me a lesser person

im tired of being congratulated for being thin because i can more easily fit into sample sizes from the runway

im tired of people i love betraying me so they can get credit or money

Im sad that its uncool or offensive to talk about environmental or human rights issues

Im tired of creeps on message boards discussing whether or not theyd fuck me

Im tired of people harassing my dancers and treating them like they arent human beings

Im sad that my desire to be treated as an equal and as a human being is interpreted as hatred of men, rather than a request to be included and respected (I have four brothers and many male best friends and a dad and i promise i do not hate men at all, nor do i believe that all men are sexist or that all men behave in the ways described above)

im tired of being referred to as cute, as a waif etc., even when the author, fan, friend, family member etc. is being positive

(fyi)

waif |wāf|

noun

1 a homeless and helpless person, esp. a neglected or abandoned child: she is foster-mother to various waifs and strays .

an abandoned pet animal.

cute |kyo͞ot|

adjective

1 attractive in a pretty or endearing way: a cute kitten.

informal sexually attractive.

Im tired of people assuming that just because something happens regularly its ok



i have so much love for everyone who has been cool and amazing. I have the best job in the world but Im done with being passive about any kind of status quo that allows anyone to suffer or to be disrespected

Grimes world tour is officially over, the visions album cycle is officially over, and Im now taking the time to overhaul everything and make it better

much love to every fan - stuff can be lame sometimes but its really cool to have this support <3

"Capitalism will never fail because socialism will always be there to bail it out." - Ralph Nader

  

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more power to her and im looking forward to the next release
Apr 25th 2013
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righteous
Apr 25th 2013
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It's certainly not feminazi propaganda
Apr 25th 2013
3
reminds me of the #1reasonwhy thing in video games past winter
Apr 25th 2013
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I'll just leave these here.
Apr 25th 2013
5
Niggers
Apr 25th 2013
7
Cool
Apr 25th 2013
6

DolphinTeef
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Thu Apr-25-13 05:15 PM

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1. "more power to her and im looking forward to the next release"
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>Grimes world tour is officially over, the visions album cycle
>is officially over, and Im now taking the time to overhaul
>everything and make it better

  

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astralblak
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Thu Apr-25-13 05:31 PM

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2. "righteous"
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cyrus
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Thu Apr-25-13 05:37 PM

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3. "It's certainly not feminazi propaganda"
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I'm all for women asserting their right to not be primarily judged on their appearance. She's an artist, and she wants to be treated as one before she's treated as a sexual object. Not only is there nothing wrong with that, but there is everything right about it.

  

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Nodima
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Thu Apr-25-13 05:58 PM

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4. "reminds me of the #1reasonwhy thing in video games past winter"
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Thu Apr-25-13 05:58 PM by Nodima

  

          

I think it's totally fair for her to feel this way and express those feelings. She's not Madonna and doesn't want to be.

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Eph
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Thu Apr-25-13 06:04 PM

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5. "I'll just leave these here."
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imcvspl
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Thu Apr-25-13 06:17 PM

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7. "Niggers"
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Big PEMFin H & z's
"I ain't no entertainer, and ain't trying to be one. I am 1 thing, a musician." Miles

"When the music stops he falls back in the abyss."

  

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Stadium Status
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Thu Apr-25-13 06:17 PM

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6. "Cool"
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Not sure where she's wrong. Pop music/fashion is kind of vapid but that's just being difficult for the sake of it. Not sure how this is some crazy feminist agenda or whatever

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