sunken treasure

< words | sounds | images | the crate >

In rock music, there tends to be two types of women granted the stage: tough girls and nice girls. Tough girls—Polly Jean Harvey, Patti Smith—get respect, albeit grudgingly, because they display traits we honor in men: They’re confrontational, direct, balls-out. Nice girls—Dusty Springfield, Sarah McLachlan—are admired for displaying the compliance and sweetness we associate with femininity. Of course, it’s a false dichotomy: No one is purely nice or purely strong. But Amos, who was both achingly, publicly vulnerable and openly defiant, fit most easily into a shadowy third category, feared by performers and lambasted by critics: the hysterical, shrieking female.
— Sady Doyle, “Birth of the Uncool: In defense of the Tori Amos fan”

(Source: bitchmagazine.org)

  1. sendforbromina reblogged this from paleotrees
  2. januarysykes reblogged this from allabouttoriamos
  3. ysabet reblogged this from allabouttoriamos
  4. notapandora reblogged this from allabouttoriamos
  5. ballerinasthathavefins reblogged this from allabouttoriamos
  6. floppyboot reblogged this from allabouttoriamos
  7. allabouttoriamos reblogged this from blackwithink
  8. cmtothemc reblogged this from blackwithink
  9. quietrebelsofgenesis reblogged this from her-turquoise-serpents
  10. bio-mechanic reblogged this from blackwithink
  11. blackwithink posted this

Ultralite Powered by Tumblr | Designed by:Doinwork