microphoneheartbeats answered your question: Rock Roundtable: Not-Men
I am tentatively interested, but I don’t know what NOT-MEN would mean, and part of me thinks that as a MAN I should sit this one out.
I could have just said “women,” I guess, but my actual interest in the topic is something more like this: How come it seems that everything I like the most from the past decade has NOT been by MEN, yet rock writing is still rife with pretty standard-issue sexism in need of exasperated corrections like Maura’s?
Thing is, I’m not trying not to like men. I just seem more not-drawn to them, at least in certain contexts. So I was going to start there.
Agree that there should be women writing this round, but disagree that being a man should preclude you from participating. My general argument isn’t that there should be fewer men participating in music, or even in music criticism — it’s that when I am drawn to stuff, it’s not men. You could also feel free to use the phrase “not-men” to write about your relationship to men, male artists, male fans, whatever.