A tip of the hat to the estimable Lucian Valsan, host of ‘A Voice for Europe’, for this. Feminists are attacking music festival organisers over the gender diversity of the acts they put on. Even by feminist standards, this is utterly idiotic.
I’ve been attending live music gigs for 40+ years, and it’s always been the case that there are few women in the bands doing anything other than singing. I’m a fan of Florence and the Machine, but in the course of a great seat at Glastonbury two or three nights ago, Flo picked up a tambourine and shook it for a minute or two. Give me strength.
I’ve attended many amazing gigs where women have been the headliners, usually as singer/songwriters, sometimes as players of musical instruments (I exclude the tambourine, obviously). They include Kate Rusby, Courtney Love, Pink, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Bjork, Alela Diane, Cherry Lee Mewis – a Welsh blues legend, based in the throbbing metropolis of Bedford, a town so good they named it.
Can you imagine a music festival where the acts were selected to satisfy feminist targets for gender diversity? It would require some truly woeful female bands to appear, who would appeal to nobody but deaf feminists. Here’s an idea:
Why don’t feminists put their money where their big mouths are, and organise a feminist music festival?
An obvious Mistress of Ceremonies would be the legendary Canadian feminist, ‘Big Red’. Our thanks to Steve Brule for capturing her in full flow for posterity. Enjoy. The piece has had over 64,000 hits on our YouTube channel alone. The bemused man with a splendid beard, quietly appreciating the comedy gold, is Dan Perrins, a Canadian MRA who recently went on a hunger strike in Toronto.