A quote from Carrie Brownstein (via katiecoyle)
I think it’s just very difficult to butt up against sexism and ageism, especially where they intersect. The optimist in me wants to think that they don’t exist; and then I’m like, Oh my god—no one ever talks about Jack White like he is over the hill, or a ‘veteran.’ In the New York Times review of a Wild Flag show they said something like I was ‘still wiry,’ or ‘still agile,’ and I’m like, what am I, 80 years old?! Like, hobbling out onstage? It was awful. I was very angry about it.
I’ve been thinking about Frank Ocean, and how he came out. A lot of the way it was written about was that it was a very welcome expansion of what maleness is. Which is great. But I was thinking about how when women add identifiers to their personhood, whether it’s a job thing or a sexual thing, or anything, the conversation becomes about whether they are less female now. Maleness, or the masculine perception, is like a synonym for humankind, you know what I mean? Why is it that any time there are these steps forward, or me getting older and playing music, why can’t this be furthering what it means to be female?"