The Ones to Read- May 2018

Here is this months list of recommended reading – the best writing on women, gender, music and art taken from all over the internet.

During the month of May we have been blessed with new music from female fronted band  ‘CHVRCHES’,  Harvey Weinstein has been charged with rape and sex abuse and the Irish referendum vote leaves women with the freedom that they deserved long ago.  This month holds many achievements we can celebrate, here are a few articles celebrating them:

Bjork’s First TV Performance In 8 Years Is Breathtaking

Shaad D’Souza, 23 May 2018

https://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/article/qvnk35/bjork-courtship-jools-holland-the-anchor-song-watch

The Pop Goth Gospel Of CHVRCHES

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Sarah MacDonald, 22 May 2018

https://noisey.vice.com/en_uk/article/3k4bwv/chvrches-interview-new-album-love-is-dead-2018

Irish Abortion Referendum: New laws by the end of the year

BBC news, 27 May 2018

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44270098

Tracking the Gender Balance Of This Year’s Music Festival Lineups

Rob Mitchum and Diego Garcia-Olano, 1st May 2018

https://pitchfork.com/features/festival-report/tracking-the-gender-balance-of-this-years-music-festival-lineups/

Harvey Weinstein Is Charged With Rape and Sex Abuse In Cases Involving 2 Women

Brynn Gingras, Sonia Moghe and Dakin Andone, 25 May

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/25/entertainment/harvey-weinstein-to-surrender/index.html

This UK jazz prodigy’s music video is a beautiful ode to single mothers

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Fankie Dunn, 22 May 2018

https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/ywevjy/this-uk-jazz-prodigys-music-video-is-a-beautiful-ode-to-single-mothers

‘I’m not sorry I said it’ Erykah Badu on music, motherhood and wildly unpopular opinions

Lanre Bakare, 24 May 2018

t’: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/may/24/erykah-badu-interview

Meeting Ireland’s new wave of pro-choice rebel music

Stephanie Costello, 22 May 2108Repeal

http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/40108/1/meeting-irelands-new-wave-of-pro-choice-rebel-music

How mainstream pop music is finally embracing bisexuality

Annie Lord, 1  May 2018

http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/39924/1/bisexual-visibility-in-pop-2018

‘I don’t call myself an intersectional feminist’: Slumflower on dating, race and self-love

Miranda Larbi, 8 May 2018

https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/08/dont-call-intersectional-feminist-slumflower-dating-race-self-love-7527501/

Why A Royal Megan Markle Matters

Afua Hirsch, 22 May 2018

http://time.com/5281096/meghan-markle-multicultural-britain/

Charlie XCX Responds to ‘Girls’ Criticism

Braudie Blais-Billie, 27 May 2018

https://pitchfork.com/news/charli-xcx-responds-to-girls-criticism/

 

Written by Emma Randall.