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All White, Male Band Black Pussy should change their name-or venues who booked them, should be boycotted.

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Although they are now backpedaling, this band initially admitted that they were named in reference  to “Brown Sugar” (that originally was going to be called Black Pussy). This song unmistakably refers to raping Black women during slavery.

In their OWN record companies bio of them, the band claims they picked this name because they thought it was a "sex-charged, ’70s-influenced, hide-your-daughters-because-they’re-coming-to-town rock ‘n’ roll band that sounds like Tarantino directing a Thin Lizzy video in the low desert."

Misogyny and racism are not fun nor sexy. Disrespecting Black women and exploiting their image is disgusting, and certainly not sexy.

It continues, as do they in all interviews with them and in social media, to argue that they aren't racist, and the song they are named after is not racist. "Considering the name comes from a song that directly speaks out against racism, Hill isn’t willing to entertain the notion that the band intends to offend anyone." The song they are referring to is NOT anti racist or anti rape, as they try to claim. As "Mick Jagger himself told Rolling Stone magazine in 1995, 'I never would write that song now. I would probably censor myself. I’d think, ‘Oh God, I can’t. I’ve got to stop.'"  

This band represents a larger society's consistent disregard for black life and a culture of white supremacy and misogyny towards women, particularly, towards Black women. Please boycott this group, and any venue that books them. 

#blacklivesmatter #blackwomenslivesmatter

GENERAL CALL TO ACTION
The band must change their name and write a letter apologizing for being racist and sexist. Until they do, we are asking people to do the following:
Venues should cancel their shows and not book them for future shows

What you can do:
1.PLEASE if you can, call or email the venues that they are performing at to tell them to cancel future scheduled shows. It only takes a minute to do one.

2. Email feedback@bandcamp.com and tell them to take down their page.

3. Share this petition

4. Share these articles-they break it down and challenge BP!

www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-opinion/only-a-group-of-white-men-would-call-themselves-black-pussy-20150310-14042c.html

http://www.dailydot.com/life.../band-racist-sexist-petition/

 

And for all the supporters of this group, who claim this is infringing on freedom of speech, please read the two articles below. We have every right to speak out against oppressive language, and that is OUR freedom of speech.

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2015-01-27-when-freedom-of-expression-becomes-a-weapon-against-the-underclass-and-oppressed/#.VP5eMWR4qdsthis http://everydayfeminism.com/2013/07/intentions-dont-really-matter/

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