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Women In Afghanistan Banned From Singing In Public – Protests Ensue

Only 2 days after the International Women’s day of 2021 the Afghanistan government placed a ban on women over the age of 12 to sing in public. Why it is dangerous for women to sing in public is something only said government can answer.

We here at Shouts plead to the Afghanistan government to think again about their decision. If women singing in public is something that brings them fear then perhaps they all need to see a psychologist.

We should all participate in sharing this. The hashtag #IAMMYSONG is trending and there are many more articles out there about the issue.

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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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