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Crimes of Dispassion, Death Grips at the Showbox in Seattle June 19, 2015

Death Grips at the Showbox in Seattle on June 19, 2015. Photo taken by Cassandra Bermudez-Lopez (@casskittie).

Um I don’t get it. I thought at first, “How can any woman really go see the Death Grips and not defend AC/DC?” And then I began to wonder how can any human person go see the Death Grips and not defend AC/DC, or for that matter defend sexual violence?

There were woman in the audience, so it was all right, wasn’t it? It wasn’t a secret male hate rally against women kind.

There is a thread of sexual violence toward woman by men (and a rare and occasional response from women such as Geechie Wallace nearly 85 years ago in “Skinny Leg Blues” (1930):

I’m gonna cut your throat baby, gon’ look down in your face
I’m gonna cut your throat babe, gon’ look down in your face
Ah, I’ll look down in your face
I’m gonna let some lonesome graveyard, be your restin’ place

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