Lisa Hannigan, by Holly Miranda.
“She really captured the unbridled evil in my eyes!”
TOP PHOTO: Our Deputy Editor, Charlotte Richardson Andrews, has an awesome feature on zine culture in this month’s DIVA magazine, out now!
BOTTOM PHOTO: Well hellooooooo!
Join Charlotte and lots of other interesting people for the inaugural Queer Zine Fest London, which takes place on Saturday, December 8, at Space Station Sixty-Five, SE11.
Expect talks, workshops, music, art, films, exhibitions, food and stacks of queerific zines.
Post-punk: a plug and a playlist
Excerpt from a new blog from our Associate Editor, Rhian E. Jones, on post-punk and her contribution to Julia Downes’ new history of the girl band, Women Make Noise – a perfect Christmas present for any Wears The Trousers reader!
For me, a large part of post-punk’s significance was that it seemed to involve an unprecedented amount of women as artists, fans, critics and ideologues. Extending the gains of punk’s emphasis on DIY culture, accessibility and amateurism, post-punk women were able to take their bands in experimental and innovative directions. Post-punk’s ideological concern with the politicisation of the personal, and with identifying and promoting authenticity in the face of popular cultural stereotypes, lent itself to exploration from a feminine and feminist angle, resulting in lyrics which demystified and deconstructed conventional femininity, love, sex and romance, and which analysed social and cultural pressures on women or the tensions of personal relationships in implicitly political ways.