Girl gangs and the “do-it-together” attitude in the DIY punk scene

Charmpit lie down on the floor surrounded by pink balloons.
Charmpit by Nina Pennick.

The patriarchy weaves a plethora of tall tales to keep its ego in check and the biggest of those is that women can’t stand each other. Even when we were pitted against each other by repugnant, morose men, we didn’t really want to tear each other’s eyes out.

In reality, you couldn’t find a better example of a deep bond than the one that exists in female friendships. Women are there for each other with a shoulder to cry on or a knowing piece of advice when you need it most. Nowhere is this seen more strikingly than in the music industry. We speak to some of the leading figures in the DIY U.K. punk scene to find out how their revolutionary girl gangs are tackling inequality in the scene and putting female friendships to the forefront of their work.

Read the full article at Alternative Press.

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Stephanie Phillips

Freelance music journalist and musician. Wishes she had more time to bake. Perpetually in search of the perfect hot chocolate.

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