Feb 17, 2013
commented on Pop Punk Puberty
As the person responsible for introducing a number of these bands to the world, and (obviously) as a longtime fan of some of these bands, I think this article makes some extremely valid and valuable points.
Pop punk always was a totally male dominated scene (thankfully this is becoming a little bit less true today). Although the males dominating it tended to more toward the nerdy, dysfunctional side of the social spectrum rather than the full-on headbanging, knuckle-dragging neanderthalism that characterizes some other music genres, they're certainly not free of the sometimes subtle and sometimes blatant sexism that still permeates the larger culture as well this particular subculture.
I'm glad Megan wrote this article, and I hope other women will weigh in with their opinions. God knows we've heard enough about it from dudes. Myself included, so I'll shut up now.