Here Is The Rose from the band Outernational

March 10, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper |


“We are releasing the Here is The Rose EP right now, in time for One Billion Rising and International Women’s Day, because right now millions of people, and millions of women in particular are speaking and acting out  against their daily oppression - patriarchy, rape culture, sexual objectification and dehumanization.  We made these songs to support that expression, and to challenge everyone, even these women, to look to the real possibility of a different future, a revolutionary new society where patriarchy is understood and ended.  Right now there is just as much responsibility for men to be speaking out against sexual violence and exploitation, patriarchy and the mind/body fuck that’s being dealt to women everywhere.  Men have responsibility to understand how they propagate patriarchy.  We hope to be examples to other men and to other artists.”

- Leo Mintek of Outernational

“The cold truth is that there is nowhere on planet Earth where it is safe to be female.  From Delhi, India to Steubenville, Ohio and everywhere in between, one cannot talk about freedom while half of humanity is enslaved.  One cannot be about breaking all the chains but one.”

- Miles Solay of Outernational


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