Music video for the song "Pink Print" by Antillectual, taken from the album "Perspectives & Objectives". Order the album at http://www.antillectual.com...
Director: Ivo van Aart
Assistant: Karen van Dijk
The Suck City Rock'n Roller Dolls: Cristina Venegas, Connie Brinksma Hopkins, Sofie Wentholt, Lysanne Huysmans, Doris Van Riel, Laura Bartol, Mandy van Rijthoven, Carlijn Brandt, Chantal Djedzibegovic & Justine Sicard.
Fiona Damen, Gemeente Tilburg
Noesjka van den Heuvel, Mundial Productions
I would hate this to sound sexist: "This goes out to all the girls"
So few here, girlfriends, wives and cooks. From the back of the room, only here for the looks?
I hoped we could provide a safer alternative in this gated community
But it seems we've failed
Contrary to popular beliefs girls are not just donuts.
How we warn our daughters shows how civilized we are
What do you expect, examples given and standards set?
How we treat our maids shows how civilized we are
Stop burning the witches, burn our blueprints on their stakes
And use the second sex' craft to bake a pink print for a change
Girls in our scene are underrepresented, in both audiences and bands. When playing with (partly) female bands or in front of an equally mixed audience I often feel like addressing them. What always holds me back are other bands dedicating songs to girls, "This goes out to all the girls", for all the wrong, sexist reasons. It would be cool if girls at shows were not only welcome for their looks, boyfriends or cooking skills, but also just for being there or for their music. I think a lot more girls would eventually join in. "From the back of the room" (1) is a documentary about actively involved women in the punk/hardcore scene.
Girls and women in our society aren't treated much better. There still is a lot of sexism, hidden or not. A very recent example is the scandal of Dominique Strauss Kahn raping a black maid and getting away with it. Not because he was innocent, but because the girl wasn't "credible" enough.