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Watch First Aid Kit perform “Silver Lining” on Letterman

“I am moving to Stockholm, and I’d be happy to run your errands” – David Letterman.

As I am a big fan of this duo, I just wanted to share this video with you all.

Watch the amazing sisters in First Aid Kit perform “My Silver Lining” from their new album “Stay Gold” on the Late Letterman show.

Be sure to check out their new album below on Spotify.

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Once you go online…

We’ve all heard the cliché about leaving footprints in life, and what you do in life can not be undone and so on, right? And you do know that once you go online almost everything you do is public and viral? That’s one of the terms of being an online person. Anything you write and post is for others to read, see and maybe use for their own interest. Like when you write mean tweets about musicians and later on they’re read by the ‘victim’ in the show Jimmy Kimmel Live. I don’t know who is the real victim, the one getting dissed or the one who’s just publicly ranted out and laughed at.

“@2Chainz looks like Whoopi Goldberg… #Truuuuu”

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What’s sex got to do with it? – Gender Equality & The Music Industry

It’s not a surprise that I want to talk about gender equality in the music industry. I am the founder of Girls’ Globe and as a blogger and activist, I know it is incredibly important to speak out about sexism and discrimination, also in the music industry. It is not solely about the strong dominance of males in the industry, but also about the way women and girls are portrayed.

I am sure none of you have missed the video for “Wrecking Ball” where Miley Cyrus swings naked and licks a sledgehammer, that caused Irish music legend Sinead O’Connor to reply in an open blog post to the young pop star. Blogger Farah Mohammed explains why we just need to stop talking about Miley. Further, I doubt any of you didn’t bob your head and swing your hips to the summer’s hit tune from Robin Thicke – the song that ultimately blurs out the lines between consenting sex and rape (read my blog post about that on Girls’ Globe).

The music industry is infested with sexism and gender discrimination, which affects all of us. The way women and girls are represented has an effect that roots itself deeply in the norms that rule our societies – impacting gender-related violence, hate crimes, teenage girls’ and boy’s self-esteem and eating disorders.

In this article in the Guardian, women in the music industry speak out about not compromising, how they are changing the way women are portrayed, but also how competition is making the industry more risk-averse, adhering to the regular phenomenon “sex sells”. Mairead Nash, Manager of Florence and the Machine says,

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