Anyone who knows about the work I’ve been doing in schools with girls will get this. I have interviewed over 90 teenage girls over the past year about how they feel too ugly/fat/disgusting and bad about themselves to even think about starting a band or becoming a musician. THIS IS FUCKED UP!! The media and our celebrity obsessed culture is destroying the self esteem of our youth. We have become ruled by reality tv shows where 25 years olds get plastic surgery and botox to look younger and more attractive, we watch singing contests in which a bullying culture is encouraged. We watch youtube videos and laugh at a kid on the verge of suicide because he is bullied for being ginger. Magazines introduce us to women by age and weight first. No wonder everyone is so scared and hates themselves so much. I feel like we’re being told that we’re rubbish and if we buy into some product that just continues to fill the pockets of rich white men then we will feel better. Well here’s some news for you…we won’t. Whatever if you hate/love the song, there might still be something you like on the new record, there might not. If you want a 16 year old girl back, you can still buy “made of bricks” in most record shops. I’m proud of the work I did then but don’t expect me to ever recreate it.
It’s funny how a woman is slayed for expressing anger. I must be hysteric. PMSING HARDCORE. trying to be punk. How about I’m just sick of crap uninspired chart music, bullies and sexism. I’ve been hurt and I’m angry and playing bass and shouting about it makes me feel better. That’s all it is. And if that freaks people out then good."