Fake Geek Girls
Episode 77

Pop Punk

Melissa Brinks published on

We're returning to our roots in episode 77, all about pop punk, the music that made us the weirdos we are today. Despite all the pogoing and mashing, there's some serious questions to be had about the treatment of women in the genre, especially in light of recent allegations.

To get right to the pop punk talk, skip to 00:16:30.

Mistakes: Regina Spektor is not pop punk. Seriously, don't @ us. That one was a legit mistake, not a weird attempt to redefine the genre.

Warnings: This episode is uncensored and needs trigger warnings for frank discussion of sexual assault, abuse, rape, self-harm, and eating disorders.

What Missy's Been Up To:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray

Listening To:
The Black Tapes

What Merri's Been Up To:

The Runaways
The Crown

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

The Rise of Emo Nostalgia by Jia Toletino
Where the Girls Aren’t by Jessica Hopper
Why Did We Justify The Misogyny in The Emo Scene? by Matthew Reyes
How the pop punk scene became a hunting ground for sexual misconduct by Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
Pop-Punk Keeps Forgiving Sexual Harassers, to the Detriment of Its Teen Girl Fanbase by Maria Sherman
The End Of An Emo Era Is Breaking My Teenage Heart by Shannon Keating
Have You Encountered the Softboy? By Alan Hanson
Pop Punk Puberty by Megan Seling
How the Women of the Warped Tour Are Pushing Back Against Sexual Harassment by Lucy Westcott
No More Silence: Sexual harassment in the scene by Luke O'Neil
“They’re not superheroes” — exploring the mental health of your favorite musicians with the creator of Punk Talks by Bridget Jacqueline

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