Instead of MTV featuring women of all different colours, sexual orientation in metal, punk and hardcore bands, and the various women whom are managers of bands, PR (Extreme Management, Adrenaline PR, Patricia Thomas, GRIM KIM and more) and women holding there own in mosh pits. The MTV article caters to the lowest common denominator with desperate musicians whom only expect groupies.
Many in the metal, extreme metal, punk and hardcore scene vehemently disagree.
FROM WAR ON WOMEN:
This is awful. This dude is talking to all you straight guys like you're idiots, not to mention the otherization of women who are into heavy music. It's pretty tiring to feel like an animal at the zoo when you walk into a club (or on stage).
FROM SAINT VITUS BAR: (BROOKLYN, NYC, NY)
By now, many of you have seen the pants-on-head-stupid article that was posted over at MTV about girls at metal and hardcore shows.
This article is problematic in many, many ways, first and foremost for its blatant sexism.
Of course there are women at hardcore and metal shows. There always have been. And, it may surprise MTV to know, a lot of these women even play in hardcore and metal bands.
Do people try to get laid at our bar? That's really none of our business, but it's a bar where people convene based on a common love of music. If these people hook up? Great! If they find each other attractive? Even better! We work hard to keep Saint Vitus a safe space for anyone who comes. The world is still full of assholes, and we can't keep out everyone, but we try hard to be welcoming environment for everyone.
Sure, we're mad about how grossly misrepresented the bar is. We hope anyone who's been here is too. But more importantly, this article is a stark reminder of how pervasive sexism still is in media, and how people exploit women's sexuality in the name of getting clicks and generating page views.
So in summary, fuck this article, and we hope that at the very least, this article generates discussions among the music community that are apparently still sorely needed.
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-