corncake always associated with their black leather jackets.
The punk band Rebel Riot: The band was founded in 2007 during the period when the military junta cracked down on the so-called “Saffron Revolution” launched by Buddhist monks. Thousands of demonstrators were arrested then, and soldiers were ordered to fire upon their own people. People in Burma are still deeply shocked by these events.
In Burma, punk is far more than just a superficial copy of its Western counterpart. Here, what is probably the most rebellious of all subcultures in the Southeast Asian country is going up against one of the world’s most authoritarian regimes. Punk gives young Burmese a chance to symbolically spit in the face of the hated government, which took power in 2010 in the wake of what was widely considered a fraudulent election. Although the government has shown initial signs of greater open-mindedness, which included the release of political prisoners in recent months, Burma is still far from a state that embraces the rule of law.
From the article Burma’s Punk Scene Fights Repression Underground.
Sabina England is a self-described ‘deaf punk Muslim playwright’ who has found community and feminism in the Muslim punk movement tacqwacores, which started in reality as a reaction to a 2003 novel of the same name. Read about her upcoming film and the tacqwacores in general in Sara Yasin’s piece ‘Muslim Feminist Punk: Helping Destroy Stereotypes of Gender, Religion and Race.’
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It took nine months for Iggy Pop to reply to then-21-year-old Laurence’s fan letter, but really the timing couldn’t have been more perfect as on the morning his thoughtful note did arrive at her home in Paris, Laurence’s family were being evicted by bailiffs. Laurence recalls that moment back in 1995:
“By the time I finished I was in tears. Not only had Iggy Pop received the letter I had sent him nine months before, and I could have missed his if he’d sent it a day later, but he had read the whole ‘fucking’ 20 pages, including the bit about my Adidas dress (a semi-innocent allusion on my part), and all the rest, my description of being the child of an acrimonious divorce with the string of social workers, lawyers, greedy estate agents and bailiffs at the door, the fear, the anger, the frustration, the love.”
Although understandably brief, Iggy’s empathetic, handwritten letter addressed Laurence’s problems with both grace and eloquence, and really can’t be praised enough.
thankyou for your gorgeous and charming letter, you brighten up my dim life. i read the whole fucking thing, dear. of course, i’d love to see you in your black dress and your white socks too. but most of all i want to see you take a deep breath and do whatever you must to survive and find something to be that you can love. you’re obviously a bright fucking chick, w/ a big heart too and i want to wish you a (belated) HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY 21st b’day and happy spirit. i was very miserable and fighting hard on my 21st b’day, too. people booed me on the stage, and i was staying in someone else’s house and i was scared. it’s been a long road since then, but pressure never ends in this life. ‘perforation problems’ by the way means to me also the holes that will always exist in any story we try to make of our lives. so hang on, my love, and grow big and strong and take your hits and keep going. all my love to a really beautiful girl. that’s you laurence.
I remember the first time I saw this, I cried. In a bittersweet joy. It made me feel like ‘not everybody is an asshole out there’ exactly when I needed it.
SERIOUSLY? This is the most idiotic thing I have seen today!
1. “Punk” is not defined by having pointy hair (or head-dress?) or ugly checkered clothing. It’s an anti-establishment attitude that goes along with abrasive music.
2. Defining “muslim punk” is just as ignorant and separatist as “afro-punk”, “black skinhead”, “white reggae” or any other stupid portmanteau of “my-race/religion-hyphen-all-of-our-subculture/genre”. “Punk”, as it IS, unhyphenated, is ALREADY open to people of all colors & backgrounds. There is no need for ever “hyphenating” punk, unless you are specifically talking about the style of a genre for musically descriptive purposes (i.e. “pop punk”, “Hardcore punk”, “street punk”).
3. If you’re so serious about being “punk” (anti-establishment), then just go withOUT the hijab! If you CAN’T go without a hijab in your country because of a Muslim-run government or because of hardline Muslim religious violence, then why define yourself as “Muslim punk”? Why not just be a punk from Turkey?
4. That crazy pointy thing on her head really seriously makes her look incredibly ridiculous and she wears no patches or any other visible symbols of what she is supposed to be representing ideologically. So, she ends up just looking like a crazy person. How will this do anything positive for muslim women?
‘21 year old Tesnim Sayar was born and raised in Odense, with the Turkish Muslim descent. She defines herself as Muslim punk and grow rebellious punk clothing style and culture, but live according to his own religious beliefs. Tesnim says:’
“my message is also that you should not continue to believe that Muslim girls are just sitting at home is boring. . I’m tired of people’s generalizations and stereotypes about Muslim girls. Therefore, I am punk.”
check out original site http://mydisguises.com/2011/08/25/muslim-punk-fashion/
1. So cool.
2. I want that dress.
Punk is personal to each individual
and should not be policed by arrogant people with a ‘savior’ mentality
HOLY FUCK Someone please help me tear this mofo down.
Lemme start first with number 2
Hell to the fucking no. Do you know how much racism is flowing in punk? It is imperative for some people to define their race/religion cause punk is fucking white and oppressive. If you believe the punk scene is revolutionary and all about equity and is above the ills of social oppression, you are drinking way too much kool aid.
#3 Where the fuck does this shit say anything about a gov’t controlling her. The post said SHE wanted to stick to HER religious beliefs. HER FUCKING BELIEFS. As in choosen by HER and not ENFORCED. ‘3[40c30m9ceg;oij;origtj!
#1 What in the actual fuck. Maybe a fucking pointy hijab is going against a norm, and instead of forsaking her CHOOSEN religion to bow down to your oppressive fucking bullshit, this hijabi decided to do both. Why? CAUSE THEY FUCKING WANTED TO. THEY FUCKING DON’T NEED TO LISTEN TO YOU
ARE YOU ACTUALLY HEARING YOURSELF? REALLY? YOU ARE POLICING HOW ONE HIJABI SHOULD DEFINE PUNK, WHICH IN YOUR OWN WORDS, IS ANTI ESTABLISHMENT. YOU ARE CREATING YOUR OWN ESTABLISHMENT AND EXCLUDING PEOPLE WHO DON’T FIT EVEN THOUGH YOU JUST SAID IT ALLOWS EVERYONE
Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck your punk. Don’t even get me started about how fucking appropriating punk is. Fuck you. Eat a dick shaped cookie and suck a honey covered clitscicle.
I’ve never been so angry. Someone back me up. baddominica? witchsistah? please, unh yeah? omg
ARE YOU INTO PUNK? ARE YOU BLACK? ARE YOU A WOMAN?
If you answered yes to these questions, hit up my inbox! I am filming a short documentary on female afropunks, and am looking for participants to be interviewed. If you are not an female afropunk, but know someone who is and would be interested, feel free to pass this along!
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YOU AND WHO’S FUCKING ARMY?
B&W Art fro the Glasgow Comic Con! It’s on 10 June-1st July! Hope to see you there!
Gotta colour this sucker now…
As much as I’d love to have Rufus kicking around Glasgow for three whole weeks, I’m pretty sure the Glasgow Comic Con is running 30th June to 1st July.
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