“What is it like being a female in the hardcore scene? It’s exhausting to constantly have your motives questioned. So much of hardcore is by men for men. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been physically pushed out of space, or how often I’ve been told what bands I can or cannot like because I’m female. The fact that anyone thinks they have a say in whether or not a woman has the right to be here is more infuriating than I can put into words. Women are involved in hardcore for the same reasons as every other human. Anyone who thinks women are here “for the wrong reasons” should take a step back and think about what men in hardcore are like. You don’t get into to hardcore because you’re a good looking, well-adjusted, and successful member of society. We’re all fucked up. You’re not a catch. Women are not flocking to hardcore shows to meet you. Or maybe that’s not you, maybe you are considerate and respectful. But your friends are shitheads. Call them out. Women have been a part of hardcore since day one. We’re here whether you like it or not. If you feel the need to disparage another person because their anatomy is different than yours, then you’re the one that doesn’t belong here. Every woman in hardcore deserves a gold medal for refusing to be pushed out by the bro mentality that hardcore should be safe from.”—Angela Owens | Interview | Scene Check | Nahhhhh nahhhhh.com (via thisishardcorefest)
Check out the newest “Personnel Post” on the 5&A Dime blog! This edition focuses on Jay and Darcie’s parents and their contributions to the store and team. For good reads and awesome photos follow the link above!
The store that I work at, 5&A Dime, was recently featured on The Hundreds website in their ongoing “Cool Store, Bro!” series. Click the link above and check out their video and write up on 5&A Dime and how it’s hard out here for brick and mortars in Streetwear.
Here’s a quick list of my thoughts about the TMNT teaser trailer that released yesterday :
- Michael Bay sucks. - Megan Fox sucks. - A white Shredder? That’s dumb. - Foot Clan as mercenaries? That’s dumb. - The Turtles look cool, but there’s a few things I would’ve done differently. - Action seems a bit over the top, but that’s typical Michael Bay. - Why so many lens flares? Michael Bay is producing, not directing. - Mikey’s voice acting fits him well. - Mikey is also pretty funny at the end. That was done well. He’s funny without seeming like an idiot. - Leo looks pretty badass. - The scene where the Turtles are sliding down the mountain looks pretty badass, but a bit over the top. Are there snowy mountains in New York City? Can Turtles really obliterate military style humvees? It certainly looked cool. haha - Where’s Splinter? - If that white guy really is Shredder, why? And if “Shredder” really did create the Turtles then how does Splinter fit into that? - Why is Megan Fox April O’Neil again? - Why is Michael Bay involved again? They could’ve paid me much less.
What do you guys think of the trailer and our first look at the heroes in a half shell? Let me know.