Pay attention, if you’re not already neck-deep in the gender wars of online feminism. TERF is an acronym for “Trans Exclusive Radical Feminist” that its users claim is applied purely descriptively….
Sarah Ditum being brilliant
Blanche Calloway - I’m Gettin’ Myself Ready For You. Uploaded by LKayL1
Just heard excellent feature on Blanche Calloway on radio- remarkable woman. She was a band leader and composer and influence on her brother Cab. Ruth Brown credited Blanche with discovering her. Blanche was also a NAACP activist and fisrt African American woman to vote in Florida
82-year-old Palmira Silva was found beheaded in a garden in Edmonton, north London. A 25-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of murder. Police have stated that there is no reason to suspect a t…
I saw this post before the appalling news of Palmira Silva’s murder broke large in the news. As Karen points out Palmira is the third woman in the UK this year to be murdered by decapitation, and four women were murdered in the UK last year in the same manner. The women and their killers were from different ethnic backgrounds. Most of the killers were related to their victims
As Karen points out no-one in the government or in the media wants to name, let alone deal with, the problem of men murdering women in the UK
The Crystals - He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss). Uploaded by Bebe Lestrange
Songs about male violence. Is this one ever interesting/tragic, particularly given the life stories of several of the individuals involved. Carole King was apparently inspired to write this when she discovered her babysitter Eva Narcissus Boyd aka Little Eva (of Locomotion fame) was being abused by her boyfriend, with Eva excusing this abuse by saying ‘It felt like a kiss’.
Eva would have a hard life, dying of cancer in 2003 (There is a biography on this page http://www.spectropop.com/remembers/LEobit.htm). Carole King would herself become a survivor of domestic violence and wrote about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her third husband Rick Evers in her autobiography.
Ronnie Bennett/Spector has put on record the various appalling forms of abuse and control she suffered at the ands of Phil Spector. And let us not forget Lana Clarkson.
Here is an interesting article about this song and its ambiguities
Tom Jones - Green,Green grass Of Home. Uploaded by Kingduplicates channel
Not necessarily a song for the ‘male violence’ project but while we are on the topic of Tom Jones songs having dark lyrics- how many people realise this is about a man on death row?(where do you think the narrator, the guard and the sad old padre walking on and on to at daybreak?)
Tom Jones - Delilah (video). Uploaded by videos destacados
Songs about male violence contined. How could I have overlooked this one? I know other feminists have commented on this song. The cheery sing along tune means most people do not reflect on the fact this is about a man stalking his lover, who he promptly stabs to death when he finds she has been with someone else. Again note the possessiveness of the lyrics (she was my woman) and how the narrator stabs Deliliah when she apparently flaunts her humiliation of him (she stood there laughing, I felt the knife in my hand, she laughed no more