Punk as a search for female autonomy, continued …
Seek it out. Autonomous but interdependent, both. What’s false might be wrong.
Punk, what’s inside of it. Well anything of course, but some bits of it seem more meaningful when contextualized any further than other bits. That’s why I would still stick the “pseudo” label onto some punx heads and brand them as fake.
Meaningful is content, period … and looks certainly don’t automatically create content. Next, applying the positive punk stereotypes of being multi-issued and concenred about stuff onto ones “image”, doesn’t necessarily prove the given band or individual to really be bothered with anything morally worthwhile.
In autoethnographic mode: Creating moral questions by sociological critique or running vain after confronting the other with potential denial and critique was always a decisive difference between punk identities. Make nails with heads I’d have said to myself.
I must add about this painting featuring an amazone, that we do reject riding in general by now, at the time of painting the picture we were less critical of some aspects of speciesism, but we worked on our informedness about the situation of horses and other nonhumans that humans like to mess with for riding purposes … .
A suggestion for the ultimate authenticity-check of a real autonomous political attitude would be: look at the exact praxis of any punk band given or any individual punk and see how they live. If they fail their own idealistic standards just go ahead, judge and stick it to them (sacrascially maybe).
Some people just crave for any form of uneasonable fame and popularity – in society or amongst the people they interact with – and in the end rest their philosophy of life on the basis: “I first really have to make some money, and for that end I have to ( … and a long list of the pro’s and con’s of being a pariah and too outcastish will start), and then I can do good for society, the animals and the environment (in that order usually) and be mercifully philanthropic”.
Well we really do see it, what starts off as a rebellious move from a bunch of somewhat disorganizable individuals, ends up in a structured form of a self-regulated run on the same things the people once ran against at.
outeredge politically impactful creativeness – left over reality / phantasy – … as a search for anyone’s autonomy, self-responsibility
- Burnt Cross – Look Into Their Eyes , interview.
- Wolfbrigade – Papercuts, on bandcamp
- The Unwanted – 1984, info
- Girls At Our Best – Warm Girls, website