Mixtape inspiration: Gender is Over (If You Want It)

I’m stoked to have found this mixtape which includes Shamir, Laura Jane Grace, and Speedy Ortiz. Here’s the background on the project as described on their website:

The “Gender Is Over (If You Want It)” project was inspired by Yoko & John’s “War Is Over! (If You Want It)” campaign, a lifelong frustration with normative binary gender roles and coercive gendering and a belief in self-determination.

We think that society’s emphasis on assigned binary gender roles is harmful, damaging, and often violent, and this is a statement against that. However, by “gender” we don’t mean “gender identities” –– we believe that people’s chosen gender identities/expressions are valid and should be respected! We also don’t intend for this to imply that we currently live in a post-gender world: gendered violence & gender inequality are real and pressing issues that require lots of work to dismantle.

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