1. Did you hear? Sleater-Kinney is back! Check out their video above for new song “Bury Our Friends” from their upcoming album No Cities to Love.

    Get tickets for their upcoming tour and politely yell-ask Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss to sign yr cards. Oh you don’t have a Feminist Playing Cards deck? How about making that happen.

     

  2. HEY FEMINISTS, TODAY IS THE DAY. GET YOUR SUBMISSION IN FOR THE 2015 DECK! WATCH SOME FIRST WIVES CLUB OR DO WHATEVER YOU NEED TO DO TO GET FLOWIN AND MAKE IT HAPPEN.

    SUBMIT HERE

     

  3. "No matter how much I learned, self-taught, or understood how we’re taught to comprise; girl socialization required years of deconstruction. My early relationships with other girls were laced with vanity and competitiveness. We were taught to prejudge one another; hate each other, and conceal our love for each other. She dressed like me, looked like me, was bullied like me, sometimes I wanted to kiss her, but I called her a bitch because she wouldn’t look at me. I thirsted for the girl solidarity I embraced with strangers and heard of in punk rhetoric, but could never share with Selene. The songs I would hear would say that girls fought back together—but was this the truth? Or did it require more growth to abide by that? This was what I knew then. We, as the angst-ridden teenage girls, were taught complacency and susceptibility. We wanted to untie the restraints stifling our anger and unravel our ability to fight. Growing up in skin that curves dissent from the girl-stereotype meant growing up with towering defenses. My defenses came in the shape of slander and a need for others to prove themselves. Selene was like this too. And maybe it was just easier to hate Selene rather than to prove myself to her. This is where my competitiveness stemmed from.”

    —excerpt from Indestructible by Cristy C. Road, Queen of Hearts.

    Learn more and submit to the Feminist Playing Cards project here

     

  4. Can you guess who is on each of the above cards (except for Sinead, of course)? These women have paved a crazy amount of pathways for not only female musicians but for visual artists, experimental musicians, rappers, and essentially anyone wanting to make new yet relevant music.

    Now, the queer radio show and music outlet Homoground is looking for all of you visual artists to suggest more groundbreaking feminist musicians to be in the 2015 deck. The deadline for the Call For Artists is October 15, and guess what? If you’re chosen to illustrate some cards, we pay! And! Proceeds from card sales go toward keeping Homoground running. How rare is a win-win?

    Ready? OK. Submit your proposal here.

     

  5. Perfect Moon
    by Patti Smith

    perfect moon 
    I am calling 
    perfect moon 
    clad impure 
    I approach 
    your naked neck 
    barefoot 
    baying 
    perfect moon 

    perfect moon 
    I am with you 
    perfect moon 
    I adore surrendering 
    to thy great 
    hands 
    I am yours 
    perfect moon


    Oh, Patti Smith, our four of spades. Let us honor this early morning’s total lunar eclipse of the blood moon with Smith’s above poem, Perfect Moon, which was recorded for Ivan Kral’s 1996 album Nostalgia.

    Click here to learn more about the Feminist Playing Cards project and submit your proposal for the 2015 deck

     

  6. Nina Simone is our first deck’s seven of hearts. Take a little break from your paperwork and indulge in this beautiful video of her singing and riffing off of one of her best, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”

     

  7. Submit to Homoground’s Feminist Playing Cards' Call-for-Art!

    We’re looking for talented self-identified feminist artists to illustrate their feminist musician heroes for the 2015 deck! And the gig pays, hayyyyyy. 

    Click here to learn more & submit

    Need something to get ya started? Check out Chavela Vargas. The mother of butch dykes, Vargas mostly sang rancheras, which were the only excuse Mexican men had to publicly sing about love in the face of machismo ideals. Vargas took to the form and its masculine culture with huge success, donning pants, smoking cigars, and openly hitting on men’s wives. She lived to the ripe old age of 93, performing and recording until she passed away in 2012.

    (and that’s her with Frida)

     

  8. The latest mix in the Feminist Playing Cards series featuring songs from musicians illustrated on the spades of the deck. Up on Bitch Media!

    Listen here: http://bit.ly/bitchtape2

    (Source: homoground)

     

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  10. sheshredsmag:

    Yo, who want’s to come over and play some Hold ‘Em with a deck of their Feminist Playing Cards? Check out the shredders on some of the cards here. I just want 52 of the Verity Sussman cards!