Jul 28, 2006

Blogathon 2006: Global Fund for Women

Barbara Kruger - Exhibition (1991)

Bethanne from Clever Titles Are So Last Summer has arranged a collective music blogger contribution to the Blogathon 2006, a charity fundraising mechanism much like those pesky PBS telethons but with much cooler music. Every half hour today (July 29th), a new music post will go up on Clever Titles... liveblogged by a music blogger from somewhere in the music blogosphere. The participants are blogging on behalf of the Global Fund for Women , an international women's human rights foundation, and have already raised over $140. Join in and contribute your coinage!

Though I was not able to formally participate, I won't miss the chance to blog in support of international human rights and "Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe?" seemed an appropriate piece of music. The Dears are a group from Montreal specializing in raw emotive pop with clever songwriting and lyrical meaning to back it up. Checkout more as they release a new album August 6, 2006.

The Dears - Who Are You, Defenders of the Universe? (mp3)

Barbara Kruger is a necesary voice in the illumination of universal gender atrocities and the underlying power structures that perpetuate them. Her postmodern works pair the communicative efficiency of a simple advertising aesthetic with weighty issues in a combination that screams with urgency and intensity.


At Saturday, July 29, 2006, Blogger Katie said...

interesting post. at first glance, it sounds like a worthy organization. i'm in full support of women having equal rights as men, just not of women turning into men. more research is in order to know which one is the case here.

by the way: did you live with my family from age 5 to 15 and terrorize my little brothers physically and mentally? i'm pretty sure it was just a dream, but i figured i should check just to make sure.

At Saturday, July 29, 2006, Blogger Kyle said...

I don't think helping women gain education, financial independence, reproductive rights, civic participation, and safety in their own homes is "turning them into men".

At Saturday, July 29, 2006, Blogger Jenny said...

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At Sunday, July 30, 2006, Blogger Katie said...

i agree with you, kyle. mostly. "reproductive rights" sounds a bit fishy if you ask me.


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