New Music Monday: The Doubleclicks'Women Know Math'

When Bitch last covered Portland DIY-folk duo The Doubleclicks, they were debunking the “Fake Geek Girl” trope. They’re back this year, with a new video and new album (being Kickstarted now!) diving into a new set of topics for their fellow nerdy feminists. Their latest video is for “Women Know Math,” which the band described as “a frustrated feminist anthem about gender roles.” Watching it, though, I don’t see the frustration – I only see the anthem. “Women Know Math” is unabashedly gleeful in its proclamations of gender nonconformity and disregard for social expectations of gender performance. This song dispels with the notion that frankly feminist music has to be obtuse or inaccessible - sisters Aubrey and Angela Webber write and sing songs that are as direct and relatable as a long phone call to your best friend. Everyone can find something to relate to in this sweet celebration of a song. Do you cry a lot? Are you neither slender nor curvy? Are you good at math? Are you completely over the idea of gender performance? This song will validate you, and you’ll get it stuck in your head. 

To highlight the sense of community and camaraderie they’ve been cultivating for their entire careers, The Doubleclicks enlisted 50 different female and non-conforming artists from around the world to each draw one frame of the music video for “Women Know Math.” The result is a tapestry of feminism and self-love, different in style but alike in message and in the way every one feels like the best hug you’ve gotten in months. 

Help The Doubleclicks fund their next album, Love Problems, here

by Katie Presley
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Katie Presley is a writer and editor currently based on the East Coast (help, how did this happen??). She's been with Bitch in one form or another since 2010, when she started as a New Media Intern, and most recently served as Bitch's first and only Music Editor, from 2016-2017. Past resume lines include Assistant Producer for All Songs Considered at NPR Music, panelist on Pop Culture Happy Hour, and bylines at NPR and Ms. Katie is also a doula and herbalist, and writes a blog on herbal medicine, "The Herbal Apprentice." She also co-founded the first full-spectrum doula organization in Texas, The Bridge Collective. She is also a late-comer to being a Dog Person, but currently lives with four cats. 

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