'It comes across to me as kind of insulting when promoters have clearly decided that because the headline act is 'female' (however that's being defined) then there ought to be other 'female' bands in support. I've regularly seen venues trying to fill up gigs, sending out lists of available slots, using 'female-fronted punk' as a genre.'
yeah, but that's TOTALLY valid. as a lad, let's be honest, why do I like kenickie, blondie,, kate nash, hole, kate nash, kate bush,...christ, even stuff like bowie or suede or morrissey/the smiths? obviously i like the music, but it isn't just that. it's something feminine, glamorous, something other than what you are. and if you're into the whole politico thing and you like huggy bear or whatever, then you have got to admit that that is because you are interested in alternative gender/political viewpoints.
and if you like marc bolan or guns and roses because you imagine that the guitarist has got a great big rock sttar dick, that's fine. there is nothing wrong with liking men, there is nothing wrong with liking women, THAT'S BASICALLY THE FUCKING POINT OF POP MUSIC. And trying to enforce some sort of statistical or false equality based on arbitrary factors like gender is, effectively, fascism.
YEAH NOW I'M GONNA FUCK THA LOCH NESS MONSTA!