"What I think of when I imagine a scene without sexism is a scene where we consciously make an effort to create a safer space for everyone, no matter who they are. So while we might not be saying you cant be in a band or go to this show because youre a girl, there are plenty of other things that go on that I consider to be sexist, because theyre blatantly not considering what would make women in the scene feel safe. So, for those who might not know what Im talking about: you know what makes me feel unsafe? When youre the only guy in the pit who doesnt get the message to not fly full force into someone half your size or strength. When you take your shirt off at a show. When you ask me if Im IN the band or WITH the band after a male bandmate says the four of us are all IN the band. When you tell me I play guitar well for a girl. When you say that all the guys want to fuck the girl in that band. When you make a rape joke. When you use the word bitch or call someone a slut. The list doesnt end there. Now do you think the scene isnt sexist?"
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