"stop pretending" by default gendersfrom "stop pretending" (2013)defaultgenders.com
If you were away from the internet last week, you missed some shit. Here’s the short version: James Brooks, who used to record as Elite Gymnastics, changed his recording name to Dead Girlfriends and released a fascinating EP called Stop Pretending. One of its songs, “On Fraternity,” got our own Claire thinking, and she wrote a long and controversial piece about the song, its idea of feminism, and whether it involves Brooks “mansplaining” the idea of victimization to women. The piece got a lot of attention, drew impassioned responses from both Brooks and his girlfriend Claire Boucher (who you know as Grimes), and led to this great Spin roundtable discussion. And then Brooks changed his recording name again, to Default Genders, and that’s where we are now.
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