"BrooklynVegan is the worst, it just becomes like a rating board for guys to have at it. They’ll be…"

“BrooklynVegan is the worst, it just becomes like a rating board for guys to have at it. They’ll be like, “I wanna cum in her ear” or “fucking 1 out of 10.” They’re all sexist. It’s hard to say whether the blog carries any responsibility for that— clearly they see that [going on], you know? No one goes to BrooklynVegan to read about content, they just go for drama. It’s a tabloid, the scum of indie.”

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Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, interviewed by Pitchfork’s Larry Fitzmaurice.

I’m glad she said this. I think more people need to talk about this, to call it out, because I think there’s this assumption that the indie world is full of nice guys who have evolved beyond sexism, which is anything but true. I realized a long time ago that any indie-centric show I went to in NYC, any bar, whatever, was likely to have these very same anonymous commenters lurking around somewhere. It’s easy to pretend they’re not, that they’re part of someone else’s life or social circle, but these creeps are everywhere and need to be shamed.

(via perpetua)

Quoted for truth.

(via fivedollarradio)

Yes. And that the people who run the blog do nothing. It’s revolting. No wait, we’re going to revolt, they are just gross.

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