sini anderson

anonymous asked:

Hi! Who's the girl in a Black Flag top in your background picture? She looks awesome and I wanna know if she's a real person and find her band

Hi there! That is Kathleen Hanna, singer from Bikini Kill / Le Tigre / The Julie Ruin, and co-founder of the Riot Grrrl movement.

The documentary on her is a feminist / punk MUST WATCH. 

“The Punk Singer is a 2013 documentary film about feminist singer Kathleen Hanna who fronted the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, and who was a central figure in the riot grrrl movement. Directed by filmmaker Sini Anderson and produced by Anderson and Tamra Davis, the film’s title is taken from the Julie Ruin song “The Punk Singer”, from Hanna’s 1998 solo effort.”  (x)

Here are all my Kathleen Hanna posts:  http://profeminist.tumblr.com/tagged/kathleen-hanna

Here’s one of my favorite songs of Hanna’s / Le Tigre’s: FYR  (lyrics TW for gender violence, abuse)

Ten short years of progressive change
Fifty fucking years of calling us names
Can we trade Title IX for an end to hate crime?
RU-486 if we suck your fucking dick?
One step forward, five steps back
One cool record in the year of rock-rap
Yeah we’ve got all the power getting stabbed in the shower
And we’ve got equal rights (on ladies’ night)

Feminists we’re calling you
Please report to the front desk
Let’s name this phenomenon
It’s too dumb to bring us down

F.Y.R. Fifty years of ridicule
F.Y.R. Take another picture
F.Y.R. Fifty years of ridicule
F.Y.R. Take another picture

[Spoken]
I wonder whether we could be happy in a place like that

Mrs. Doubtfire on Mother’s Day
On-the-job stalker for equal pay
Toss us a few new AIDS drugs as national healthcare bites the dust
While you were on vacation black people didn’t get reparations
You know these days no one’s exploited
Sorry dude can’t hear you with my head in the toilet

Feminists we’re calling you
Please report to the front desk
Let’s name this phenomenon
It’s too dumb to bring us down

You’ve really come a long way, baby
It’s you, not the world, that’s totally crazy
Cause we really rocked the fucking vote with election fraud in poor zip codes
Celebrate gay marriage in Vermont by enforcing those old sodomy laws
One step forward, five steps back
We tell the truth, they turn up the laugh track

Feminists we’re calling you
Please report to the front desk
Let’s name this phenomenon
It’s too dumb to bring us down

It'll be a Hot Hot Summer in Hell, Businessman: "THE PUNK SINGER" Enters Post-Production.

The Punk Singer

It’s so weird no one is pumping capital into feminist art, but whatever. Director Sini Anderson has launched a kickstarter campaign to fund the completion of her feature documentary “The Punk Singer,” a beautifully shot film about Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Julie Ruin, Le Tigre) that promises to enrich the narrative of Riot Grrrl and Third Wave feminism through rare access to this punk icon, as well her friends and collaborators, and archival footage and ephemera. Watch Anderson’s great kickstarter video, repost this link, and please consider backing the project.

Above: My MPC 60 drum-pad sample-assignment chart for the sounds used in Le Tigre’s song “Third Wave Girl” (which became “They Want Us to Make a Symphony Out of the Sound of Women Swallowing Their Own Tongues” on our EP “From the Desk of Mr. Lady”) and a polaroid from 2000-01 of Kathleen (and a punk onlooker).

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The Punk Singer- Trailer

Crowdfunding is a double-edged sword. You still have to have a really smart business mind. I’m currently freaking out about my Kickstarter! I have postcards right here that were supposed to go out a year ago! Every filmmaker that I’ve talked to—every single one—is like, “I don’t want to leave my house! I haven’t sent the rewards out, yet!” You’re just trying to do too much. Also, you start to feel like “Oh, I have to offer everything for a $25 backing”, and it’s just like well, everything you’re offering is worth $30, so you’re asking for a loan, essentially. It’s not as easy as it seems.
kickstarter

This is taking forever to come out.