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Neko Case's Tweets About Women in Music During Women in Comics Month

Neko Case's Tweets About Women in Music During Women in Comics Month

This doesn't really have anything to do with comics... OR DOES IT?!



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Musician Neko Case was annoyed by a Playboy article accusing her of breaking down boundaries and defying stereotypes for women in music. Her response when they tweeted it at her was definitely not what they were expecting. Case, whose career in music began twenty years ago, let loose with a series of cutting tweets, and it's been making the rounds on music and pop culture blogs. Here's what she had to say:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The reason I'm posting this, besides as a warning to anyone who might mistakenly think Neko Case is someone to fuck with, is because the comics industry happens to be celebrating Women in Comics Month. And I'm not saying that's a bad thing. These are different approaches to the same quest for equality, and perhaps they highlight differences between the music and comics industries and their fandom.

Or maybe not. What the fuck do I know?

According to the most recent RIAA demographics (from 2012), women make up 55% of all music buyers, and there's no shortage of female music stars in the $15 billion a year industry. Of course, the demographics of top executives might look a little different.

 

According to some studies, young women are the fastest growing segment of comic book readers, and a 2012 interview with David Glanzer, director of marketing for San Diego Comic Con, estimated the female attendance at the biggest comics event of the year to be about 40%. Statistics on comics readers as a whole aren't readily available.

What does all of this mean? It beats the fuck out of me, but when I saw Case's tweets, I was reminded of the ongoing discussion of inclusiveness in comics, and I thought I'd share it here and see what you readers make of it.

So let me know what you think, and please try to keep the vile misogyny to a minimum. Nonexistent, if that's not asking too much. Thanks. :)





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Jude Terror is the Webmaster Supreme of The Outhouse and a sarcastic ace reporter dedicated to delivering irreverent comics and entertainment news to The Outhouse's dozens of loyal readers. Driven by a quest for vengeance, Jude Terror taught himself to program and joined The Outhouse. He instantly began working toward his goal of forcing the internet comics community to take itself less seriously and failing miserably.  Ironically, our webmaster, whose website skills know no end, has very little understanding of social networks or how they work.  Regardless, you can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, but would probably have the most luck just emailing him.

 


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