Here’s Your Damn List.

I am not a fan of the question “can you give me reading material on that?” (in any incarnation). It puts the onus on oppressed demographics to educate their oppressors on longstanding, pervasive harm that is being engaged in to this day. I particularly hate it being directed at me in any context besides a serious, direct (in-person) conversation between two people or perhaps in a small group of friendly faces. If anyone asks me in public, the answer is almost always “no, you can do your own research.” Because, frankly, that’s always true. To borrow from an internet friend, your education is not my calling. It is your responsibility.

However, I know I’m going to be asked this question for a long time, so below is a by-no-means-comprehensive list of over one hundred resources I highly recommend to improve your own education about gendered violence (both in a physical-violence sense and a general-trauma sense). This took me weeks to assemble. Your work does not stop here. If it has an asterisk (*) next to it, that means I found it on the first page of a Google search. You could do that, too. Do better!

Last update: September 29, 2020

Books, dissertations, and significant resources:

General feminism and gender topics (this is by no means all of them, and most of these resources are introductory):

On sexism, gender marginalization, misogyny, and sexual assault in jazz:

On sexism, gender marginalization, misogyny, and sexual assault in music generally:

On sexual assault, domestic violence, and trauma generally:

On trauma-informed artistic practices and making art that directly confronts any of these topics:

Videos on any of these subjects (I didn’t Google them, but most of these exist within one continuous YouTube rabbit hole):

Art on any of these subjects:

If you like what you read, come back at 8pm MST every Saturday for more words about the intersections of music, gender, misogyny, trauma, and power imbalances. Click the Follow button to get email notifications! To keep up with my ramblings and creative process in real time, or to support the work I do as an artist and advocate, you can find me on Patreon and @ordinarilymeg on Instagram.

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