Panel 06 - Gender, Sexuality, and the Electric Guitar

Event Title

Women Who Rock: Women, Self-Presentation, and the Electric Guitar

Start Date

28-3-2015 1:30 PM

Description

Rock and roll has been dominated by men in all aspects of the genre from producers to the musicians themselves. However, women in rock and roll have long kept up with the men, showing their worth and talent alongside them, rocking on their guitars just as hard if not harder. It is important to highlight women who have challenged what it means to be a female rock and roll artist and musician, and how they influenced generations of women to pick up a guitar and challenge the misogynistic nature of the industry. Women in rock, including Bonnie Raitt, Nancy Wilson, Melissa Etheridge, Courtney Love, and Brittany Howard have challenged what it means to be a woman in rock and roll through their music and their fashion as well, proving that self- presentation and their unique standpoints as women are important to the genre.

This presentation highlights the aforementioned women in rock roll, their struggles, and how they have challenged an entire industry not only in terms of diversifying the genre, but how their styles, both musically and physically, shaped how the electric guitar has shifted over time for women in rock.

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Mar 28th, 1:30 PM

Women Who Rock: Women, Self-Presentation, and the Electric Guitar

Rock and roll has been dominated by men in all aspects of the genre from producers to the musicians themselves. However, women in rock and roll have long kept up with the men, showing their worth and talent alongside them, rocking on their guitars just as hard if not harder. It is important to highlight women who have challenged what it means to be a female rock and roll artist and musician, and how they influenced generations of women to pick up a guitar and challenge the misogynistic nature of the industry. Women in rock, including Bonnie Raitt, Nancy Wilson, Melissa Etheridge, Courtney Love, and Brittany Howard have challenged what it means to be a woman in rock and roll through their music and their fashion as well, proving that self- presentation and their unique standpoints as women are important to the genre.

This presentation highlights the aforementioned women in rock roll, their struggles, and how they have challenged an entire industry not only in terms of diversifying the genre, but how their styles, both musically and physically, shaped how the electric guitar has shifted over time for women in rock.