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"Michigan Mishigas" - Curve magazine

Below is an excerpt from a "letter to the editor" published in the February 2004 issue of Curve magazine about the magazine's coverage of the controversy over the exclusion of transsexual women at the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. I guess I'm becoming famous now.


The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival is being blamed for trans exclusion at domestic-violence shelters and rape-crisis centers? Please. A petition of 1,000 women to stop trans exclusion? Can we compare that to over 8,000 sold tickets to the festival? What really concerns me is that Emi Koyama [who runs] is apparently now the voice box for Jill Sobule and Melissa Ferrick as well as bands who supposedly won't play with Bitch and Animal and/or the Butchies. Did anyone bother to validate this information? How about the reasons the Butchies and Le Tigre did not play fest last summer? Do you call this journalism? I call it rumor mongering.