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DOWNLOAD: Go Forth, Feminist Warriors (MP3)

Go Forth Feminist Warriors

Pitchfork points to this month's Rookie theme song, "Go Forth, Feminist Warriors," which features Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag/Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein, Waxahatchee, Tegan & Sara, Dum Dum Girls, Thao Nguyen, Kimya Dawson, Kate Nash, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann and more. Check it out by downloading it for free above, or streaming it, along with the full list of credits, below...

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"Go Forth, Feminist Warriors"

"Go Forth, Feminist Warriors." Lyrics by Lloyd & Michael (Katy Davidson and Marianna Ritchey/ASCAP Solo Wanderer) with the Rookie staff. Rap verse by Psalm One. Pizza freestyle by Carrie Brownstein. Music by Lloyd & Michael. Performed by (in order of appearance) Katie Crutchfield, MNDR, Kate Nash, Kimya Dawson, Suzy X., Tavi, Katy Davidson, Marianna Ritchey, Geneviève Castrée, Thao Nguyen, Storey Littleton, Tegan and Sara, Dee Dee Penny, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann, Psalm One, and Carrie Brownstein. Mixed by Chad Clark.
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Comments (101)

Would, would would, etc.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 5:27 PM

Got a plus one for Howard Stern Birthday bash, 100 bucks and you walk in with me, email me at hummus_hummus345@gmail.com

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 5:30 PM

is that not king buzzo in the bottom row?!

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 5:44 PM

aaaaaaand BV strategically posts this slightly after 5pm on a Friday, when all the usual BV trolls have already left their jobs and are stuck on a crowded L train on their way to Berry Park.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 5:49 PM

Good list of artists I will be sure to avoid at all costs.

Ted Leo seriously calls himself a feminist? A shame, and to think I really had a lot of respect for the guy when I was a teenager...

But seriously, feminist sluts are the easiest ones to get into bed for some porno style one night stands. Never to be contacted again...Go forth!

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:04 PM

Righteous nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:06 PM

WTF Ted Leo? Respect the cock!

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:06 PM

Yeah Ted, why oh why would he associate himself with a group of people who have a fascist like way of reasoning and are contributing to the whorification of young women?

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:09 PM

Why does this recent brand of feminism seem to take up such a "us vs them" mentality?

Why not be more inclusive and less rigid? It seems hypocritical to write a song blanket saying don't tell us what to do - and not try and draw male allies into the conversation.


Ted Leo's lone voice does not prove inclusion.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:20 PM

is this a lesbo fest?

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:21 PM

This must be boycotted for its lack of known transgender inclusion.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:26 PM

No thanks, I'm listening to Kathy Fire's called “Mother Rage”!"You're long overdo for your hour of castration"

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:30 PM

would g a p e all doz asses nigga

fo real

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:31 PM

^ Yeah, but would you hock a loogie in to lube it up real good? I know I would.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:38 PM

Ted Leo is a bitch ass nigga. For real.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:39 PM

^ yo eyed g a p e hiz ass 2 nawutimeen?

yea boi

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:41 PM

So it's cool if I write a song telling all the men to not listen to all the stifling women right?


Cool.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:57 PM

Please do yourself a favor and listen to this track as an experiment.

Sometimes in every great while a song comes along that is so terrible, so mind numbingly bad, so juvenile, so painful and so laughable that you must not miss it.

This is one of those songs.

And the message behind it couldn't be more fitting.

What a pity for all the 'artists' involved.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 7:08 PM

Hipster Lilith Fair.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 7:12 PM

7:08 pretty much nailed it. This song is so wretchedly bad, so awful and so dreadful you must listen to it just one time to get feel for how vapid and sucky and lame some things can be.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 7:24 PM

this is quite possibly the worst song i've ever heard in my life. which is a bummer, considering some of the people involved.
it should be noted that i am talking about the quality of the song itself, not the message.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 8:00 PM

7:08 thanks. I wouldn't have listened to this is if you hadn't wrote that. It's hilariously awful. I mean really really really moronic. My opinion of the people involved, while in no way high to begin with, somehow found a way to get even lower. Not exactly a group of intellectual heavyweights at work.

This is a must listen.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 8:01 PM

omg, hahah. This isn't just a awful piece of music, it might be the worst piece of art ever created. By anyone, anywhere, at any time. It's so bad it makes me think we might need to rethink women's suffrage.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 8:10 PM

Wow. I read all of the comments and figured, this must be pure BV hyperbole. Can't be that bad. Then I listened to the track.

Is this parody?

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 8:13 PM

Yesnoyesnononoyesyesnonoyesno

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 8:34 PM

This is absolutely a parody, but it fails in that it leaves the audience unsure. This is the worst song since the almost-30 year old SuperBowl Shuffle, and I'm guessing they put it out now in its honor.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 8:41 PM

^SuperBowl Shuffle is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy better. "I'm Mcmahon the punky qb...."

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 8:56 PM

I just threw up.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 9:06 PM

5:44 lol its a stoner witch.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 9:36 PM

This isn't a parody.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 9:39 PM

THE ENEMY IS ALL AROUND US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! be afraid

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 9:55 PM

Emma Goldman is rolling in her grave

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 10:08 PM

not the sort of thing that should be parodied by people who would presumably be in support, but also want to "take the piss". I don't expect the song to be on a par with, say, Laura Nyro, but don't pretend that this is positive or helpful. This song is as bad as the self proclaimed "feminist" I met that would introduce herself as such to rough looking guys, initiate a casual hookup, and give them herpes in the process. That was the sole extent of her "activism", never had anything to discuss besides the evil men do and have done. Now I have to check my ears for open sores.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 10:28 PM

its about time.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 10:34 PM

LOL "... and Ted Leo"

I always knew deep down Ted was a total pussy.

LOL

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 11:05 PM

I'm in total support of every woman's right to work

that dinner ain't gonna cook itself now is it?

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 11:25 PM

How do you get a feminist angry?

Say something funny.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 11:26 PM

Haha, I never realized how much Kimya Dawson looks just like Buzz Osbourne.

Also, this sucks. I'm kind of embarrassed for all these musicians. And for feminism.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 11:37 PM

Tits up, ladies.

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 11:52 PM

seriously, who is top left

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 12:35 AM

Flight away, lesbian seagull

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 12:54 AM

needs more Britney, Xtina, Miley, Katy Parry, Ke$ha, Beyonce, J-Lo, and Kylie Minougue

Posted by short dick man | February 1, 2014 1:35 AM

Go forth to my cum feminist warriors. This is one of the worst songs I've ever heard.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 4:21 AM

I consider myself a feminist, but this song is vile. I'm a girl but I cringe at the cutesie girly aesthetic associated with most riot grrl stuff. The pink hearts and flowers baby doll image is just reinforcing childish girlie stereotypes. I love the message but this is just annoying garbage that will make most folks laugh at the cause.

Posted by Zoe P. | February 1, 2014 4:24 AM

***FUNNY*** Will they all be TWERKING in the video?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 4:32 AM

At least the Superbowl Shuffle was intentionally ridiculous. I think I hate women now.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 4:34 AM

Feminists/lesbians are known to hate transgender people. As silly as this song sounds, there is a darkness to the whole feminist mob mentality. Please look up Cathy Brennan and educate yourselves. Us vs them doesn't just apply to men...

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 4:44 AM

@11:26 more like....

Q: "How do you get a feminist angry?"

A: "Say something true."

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 5:02 AM

If women can dress how they why are men forced to wear shirts in most locations? I dont have saggin stretch marked breasts like the ladies so why should i cover up? Such a double standard!

Posted by Bill Dicky | February 1, 2014 5:25 AM

CRINGEWORTHY: "Out bodies our choice, our tumblrs our voice."

I lost it when the rappin started. UGGGGG....

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 5:30 AM

Analysis from a genderqueer female:

(1) It took 20 Women to make this? This sounds like some crap a 14 year old would make in garageband.

(2) Always playing the damned victim! This song reeks of self hatred and paranoia.

(3) What's up with the sparkly pink n purple hearts artwork? That's the female equivilent of footballs and powertools. Way to play into all of the negative stereotypes ladies.

(4) These ladies sound like my "friends" who give me flack for not participating in slut walks with them. I have no desire to dress like a male fantasy bimbo, and I don't feel that its a positive thing to tell young ladies that being half naked is exercising some feminist right. (its cool if you wanna dress like that but there are other issues that must be put to the forefront).

(5) This song embarrasses me because it tries to speak for all women. This song has some positive messages for young girls, but it is too easily laughed at and silly to be taken seriously.

Posted by Alex | February 1, 2014 5:47 AM

Q: What do you say to a woman with two black eyes?

A: Nothing you haven't already told the dumb cunt twice already, amirite?!?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 6:39 AM

WTF is that shit about pizza at the end. Jesus.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 6:55 AM

Most lesbians are no fun. That's why there are only two lesbian bars in the city (and they are AWFUL), and like 1000 gay bars. I had my birthday party at Henrietta Hudson, and they wouldn't let my queer male friends in. I go to gay male bars all the time and am always welcome. I get punished for having male friends celebrating my birthday with me. Oh and I hate this song.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 7:04 AM

"They mansplainin' every night and day but they can't mansplain our freedom away."

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 7:05 AM

As a woman, is it okay for me to hate this? I'm torn.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 7:14 AM

white male pride is SO easy to fuck with. it's like tricking a retard. love it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 7:29 AM

This song was created by wealthy powerful elites led by a spoiled rich Jewish teen girl with an online zine. Tavi and Carrie -- Go fight your faith's orthodox rules about women not being able to wear shortsleeve shirts before writing horrible rap music.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 8:12 AM

I always had this theory that hipster dudes were all taken off the tit too early, and are still way mad about it. Theory: proven.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 8:54 AM

7:29, what methods do you use to trick retards?

Posted by Proud Male Caucasian 1% | February 1, 2014 9:10 AM

^The one you just fell for, among others.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 9:21 AM

Carrie is such a nice girl I like her

Posted by Green Water Technologies | February 1, 2014 9:49 AM

None of these people are smart/interesting enough usually to provide this parody the distance it would need to be successful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 10:01 AM

thank you bret and jemaine

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 10:08 AM

my mother was overbearing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 11:33 AM

my mother still emasculates me.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 11:33 AM

All of those sluts in the pictures are asking for a good old pump and dump.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 11:40 AM

lol @ king buzzo

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 12:07 PM

edgy graphic sex comment

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 12:21 PM

This song is like Christian radio. The people who make it assume that you HAVE to like it because it proclaims a valid message. So whether it becomes the worst fucking joke of a song created in the history of existence it doesn't matter, because they're supposed to be protected from criticism.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 12:35 PM

^wambulance is on the way. just stay put, and don't try get up or move yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 1:28 PM

Lol entitle privileged women inclusive gentrifiers talking about discrimination.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 1:47 PM

1:28 I wonder if you could defend music this offensively terrible in public. My guess is no.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 2:09 PM

This feminatzi anthem is perfect!

Thank you for providing a soundtrack to your deluded thoughts and insane agenda.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 2:28 PM

i am gay and i touch.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 2:56 PM

I refuse to take feminism serious until they become more inclusive of transgendered people. White privalaged feminism is almost as cringe worthy as reverse racism. They girls talk about the enemy as if they aren't the actual dividers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 4:04 PM

No one gives a fuck about trannies. Let's get back to making fun of Ted Leo.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 5:25 PM

Ted Beta Leo that is.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2014 10:36 PM

is it really about tricking retards, or actually just enjoying the smell of one's own farts in song?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:01 AM

I don't like this and I refuse to defend it because I'm a girl. All the feminists know this is horrid, yet they try to defend it by saying that its an intentionally bad parody, and people just don't get the joke. No. There's a whole backstory about how this was made. I was looking forward to this song coming out because I love T&S, but it just failed in what it was trying to do.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:49 AM

WAKE UP FEMINISTS!!!! Do you really want someone like Cathy Brennan speaking for you?? Look her up if you are unaware. She is a HATEMONGER.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 3:52 AM

See Y'all Next TuesdaY!

Posted by sausage partier | February 2, 2014 7:17 AM

****** Feminists hate transexuals!! They are jealous because they are just disgusting smelling fish. Haters get HATED! ******

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 7:50 AM

this song sounds like a joke

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 8:06 AM

It took 25 women to make this pile of fish?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 8:28 AM

trying too hard, taking it way too far, then mounting the high horse to call critics, "retards" when called on it. keep digging that hole. "tee hee we tricked you and were not serious" right.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 8:39 AM

Cathy Brennan is worse than the people that want to send illegals back to Mexico and bomb all of the Middle East. Fuck her.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 9:55 AM

^ you are a fucking idiot. I don't know this Cathy Brennan person, but just based on your douchey comment I am sure I would rather hear what she has to say about anything rather than you. Go back to Chicago you herb.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:04 AM

Oh I'm just a girl, living in captivity
Your rule of thumb
Makes me worry some
Woh I'm just a girl, what's my destiny?
What I've succumbed to
Is making me numb

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:08 AM

^^google her so you don't look like an ass again.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:08 AM

@10:04 You are the idiot for defending someone that you have no idea about. And go back to Omaha, Chicago is not much of an insult, but I wouldn't expect you to know that anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:13 AM

^ fucking idiot, I was so correct. Go play in traffic, douche. Never write anything ever again.

what a dick!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:52 AM

^ I have no trouble playing in traffic been doing it for years. Go back to your hateful midwest.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:56 AM

LOL @ 9:55 / 10:05, etc (I'm so sure there are more)

F5
F5
F5
F5

so mad grrrrr

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:59 AM

Fuck feminism, its just an excuse for women to act out like cunts like @10:52.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 11:01 AM

waxdatsnatchee

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 12:20 PM

I didn't know King Buzzo cared so strongly about women's rights.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 4:24 PM

***NEWS*** They're making a video of this song which features them all TWERKING!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 6:50 PM

i think this might have just set the feminist movement back 30 years

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 10:18 PM

They "commin' for the jobs"? What if that job is held by a single father with two daughters? Do you still want that job you ignorant white upper class female? Spoiled privileged gentrifier.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2014 11:08 PM

Carrie is so fricken hot....and these two really do seem like a perfect couple. Lol

Posted by Wick | February 17, 2014 2:49 AM

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