Better late than punctual, here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed but not had time to post about over the last week or so.
If you have a link or comment that doesn’t fit anywhere else and would like to share it, feel free to drop it in the comments here.
And finally, continuing my break with tradition, I’ll finish this round-up with a music video. This pulls together a couple of thoughts I’ve had reading Sian Norris’ review of Click: Young Women On The Moments They Knew They Were Feminists and Cazz Blase’s latest instalment in her Women In Punk series.
To be contrary: I don’t know if I’ve ever had a single click moment around feminism; it’s more of an ongoing process for me – and not just for my feminist awakening, for want of a better term, but in many areas of my life. For example, punk pretty much passed me by first time round, although I did have something of a click moment with reggae music, which I doubt I’d have had if not for punk. Hearing The Clash’s cover of Police And Thieves on their first album opened up a whole world of amazing music to me – and I must admit I’m kind of hoping that Cazz writes a further article examining the impact of reggae on punk (anyone remember The Selecter?). So while I go for a wander down memory lane, here’s the original 1976 version of Police And Thieves, sung by Junior Murvin and produced by the musical genius Lee “Scratch” Perry: