men, masculinities and gender politics


Aaron Scott

Punk, Sexism, and How Men Can Help

Aaron Scott, aka Attica! Attica! (Photo by Joe Zwielich)

I am a straight male who loves punk music. By pure chance of my sexuality and gender, I am a person of immense privilege. I am also a member of the demographic that comprises the majority of the punk scene. I’m writing this in the hope that fellow members of our demographic will take a deeper consideration of our role in sexism within the scene. While we supposedly value ideals of inclusiveness and egalitarianism, we fall woefully short in practice.