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Repeater Books announces anthology of women's writing on misogynist music

Call for submissions for Under My Thumb: The Songs That Hate Women And The Women That Love Them

Repeater Books has put out a call for submissions for Under My Thumb: The Songs That Hate Women And The Women That Love Them, a new anthology edited by Rhian Jones and Eli Davies. They describe the project as "a study of misogyny in music through the eyes of women. It will bring together stories from music writers and fans about artists or songs they love despite their questionable or troubling gender politics, as well as looking at how these issues intersect with race, class and sexuality.

"Moving beyond the rigid and rudimentary ‘your fave is problematic’ approach to cultural criticism, our aim is to explore the joys of loving music and the tensions, contradictions and complexities it can involve. This book is intended to be as much celebration as critique. Think of it as a kind of feminist guilty pleasures. There are no restrictions on types of music here – we’re keen to get contributions across a range of genres, places and eras."

Contributions should be between 1000 and 3000 words and sent to the editors by 1 September at undermythumbbook@gmail.com. The anthology will be published in 2017, and contributors will be paid.