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Her War Is Our War: New Documentary About Women In The Music Industry Ft. War On Women, Converge And Rise Against (Full Video)

Christina Rowatt is a producer, editor and the host of The Void with Christina. Christina has interviewed some of the largest bands in heavy music and in 2019 she got to follow War On Women around as they played Australia version of Download Festival.

The 40 minute film follows the band around the festival and on the way we meet members of Rise Against, Converge and others. Throughout the documentary we see thoughts on feminism, equal rights for all genders within the music industry and a cry for more diversity in the business with clips from global protests where women march for their human rights.

While these clips play, Christina says: “I can’t communicate the chronic terror of living with someone who is stronger and meaner, who can beat you everyday, but it is a reality for a lot of women.”

She takes War On Women as an example: “One of the reasons War On Women are important is exploring this rage, our rage, on record, and onstage.”

Christina continues: “when our songs, and our voices, and our riffs join the chorus, we’re stronger. Our voices together make us all louder.”

At one point Shawna Potter, frontwoman of War On Women, asks Tim McIlrath of Rise Against what feminism means to him to which he answers: “Feminism to me, is synonymous with, like, common sense. I don’t think of it as something radical.”

Christina also interviews Judas Priest touring guitarist/producer Andy Sneap, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm as well as others. Check out the full documentary below!

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Song Of The Day: My Body (Stand Up)

Think what you want of insurance companies, but an insurance company designed for women? That sounds all right. South African based 1st For Women Insurance has produced a new song featuring LIRA, GOODLUCK, Gigi Lamayne and Mariechan.

In the music video women of all ages dance and raise their fists in the air while a choir of young women sing “my body’s nobody’s body but mine, you run your own body let me run mine” under a beat that fits perfectly for such a protest anthem.

“Stand up let the whole world see
That we not gonna sit and take it quietly
Stand up and let the whole world know:
If you raise a hand to one you raise a hand to us all”

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Song Of The Day: I Believe We Will Win By Valerie Orth (Video)

Images of protests from literally around the whole world fill the screen in the new lyric video for I Believe We Will Win by Valerie Orth. People can be seen protesting the murder of Marielle Franco in Brazil, protesting Chinese authoritarian government officials in Hong Kong and teachers protesting the lack of empathy from law makers in the Unites States.

Besides the music, Valerie is an educator and an activist who co-leads Beats By Girlz as well as producing the League Of Badass Women podcast. According to an article from 2010 Valerie’s background was in activism before music: “She campaigned for a women’s studies department at Tufts, organized singer-songwriter benefits, and attended rallies for fair trade and environmental justice. After graduating, Orth took a job with Green Core, then moved to San Francisco and became a labor organizer for Global Exchange. She challenged corporate behemoths like Proctor & Gamble, joined the fight for fair-trade coffee, and traveled to China to consolidate worker support. She led the effort to pass San Francisco’s anti-sweatshop law in 2005.”

For this song Valerie gathered 30 artists and activists to help chant the words “I belive we will win” in 15 languages. I Believe We Will Win is part of Valerie’s upcoming album Rabbit Hole which will be released on December 4th, 2020.

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