Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them

In the majority of mainstream writing and discussions on music, women appear purely in relation to men as muses, groupies or fangirls, with our own experiences, ideas and arguments dismissed or ignored. But this hasn’t stopped generations of women from loving, being moved by and critically appreciating music, even – and sometimes especially – when we feel we shouldn’t.

Under My Thumb: Songs that Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them is a study of misogyny in music through the eyes of women. It brings together stories from journalists, critics, musicians and fans about artists or songs we love (or used to love) despite their questionable or troubling gender politics, and looks at how these issues interact with race, class and sexuality. As much celebration as critique, this collection explores the joys, tensions, contradictions and complexities of women loving music – however that music may feel about them.

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09 November 2017

EXTRACT - Graham Harman in The Neurotic Turn

This is an extract from The Neurotic Turn, a new anthology of writing around neuroses edited by Charles Johns, which is out now. In it, Graham Harman considers the relationship between Deleuze, Freud, and Object-Oriented Ontology. Freud’s Wolf-Man in an Object-Oriented Light Graham Harman Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari are often very hard on Sigmund Freud, who would rank as one of...

20 October 2017

Mark Fisher Anthology Announcement

We will be publishing an anthology of Mark Fisher's writing, edited by Darren Ambrose and with a foreword by Simon Reynolds, in the second half of 2018. More details soon. RIP kpunk ❤️