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ms. blog on crystal bowersox
Crystal Bowersox: Feminist Idol? : Ms Magazine Blog
im truly in love with this woman.....she's on another board i frequent....im gonna drop the hippymom bomb
"Bowersox may not be a power belter or diva, and certainly offers a different spin on blond, “all-American” womanhood in comparison to the power-belting-eye-candy depiction of Carrie Underwood. In short, Bowersox may be less the girl next door and more the girl on the other side of the tracks–a role often played by a woman of color.
Bowersox embodies a really-real contestant for reality TV. She is the singer-songwriter “artist” with a guitar and blond dreadlocks, suggesting a Janis Joplin throwback with her soulful vocals and women’s empowerment lyrics. She is also a single mom–akin to Fantasia–but here white privilege has lessened the impact on conversations about her ability to be a “good role model” by looking for a bigger paycheck to support her musical gig and infant son. Behind the guitar strumming and bluesy voice, one detects her heartbreak, and her working-class struggles in her economically hard-hit hometown Toledo. You can also see her “survivor” instincts as a woman with disabilities (diabetes) without health insurance, which she unabashedly shines a light on in interviews."
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