Corin Tucker, Formerly of Sleater-Kinney, Talks Women in Rock
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:38:48
Corin Tucker, former frontlady of riot grrrl rock band Sleater-Kinney, is working on music again and she spoke to Rolling Stone about the perception and perspective of women in music then and women in music now. If anyone's informed about that topic, it's Tucker, who took a bit of a respite from making music actively and touring to have two kids.
When asked if she still connects with the same music and ideas as back when she first became involved in riot grrrl, Tucker replied:
"Well, what is actually so frustrating is that a lot of those same issues that we were talking about are still so relevant today. When I was in college it was all about reproductive rights and worrying about overturning Roe v. Wade, and it's like 'Wow, we're still arguing about those same issues,' and it's still the woman who calmly gets up and requests that her insurance pay for birth control pills who gets slammed as a slut by Rush Limbaugh. It's mindblowing that as a culture we're still there, and so I think that frustration is still a part of my mindset, and the kind of frustration on some of the music I write too. But I'm a different person now, 20 years later, and I think that there's different perspectives that I have, but I think that a lot of the same issues that we were fighting for are still relevant to women in our country and around the world."
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