The Dismemberment Plan (music group)

Feminists Fight Back: Hardcore band War On Women mocks the haters on its self-titled new album

Feminists Fight Back: Hardcore band War On Women mocks the haters on its self-titled new album

Shawna Potter, vocalist for hardcore band War On Women, feels as though rape and death threats could be arriving in the mail for her and her bandmates.

She’s seen it happen to activists she knows through Hollaback!, an international organization working to end street harassment whose Baltimore chapter she co-runs. The possibility of getting items mailed to her house, getting rape and death threats in her inbox, or getting her contact information spread publicly online, she says, isn’t something “you can actually prepare mentally” for.

And what could a band do to incur such bile? Potter screaming for women’s rights into a microphone, backed by guitarists Brooks Harlan...

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