Video Premiere: War On Women's Punk Song About the Wage Gap

Today we’re premiering a new music video from Baltimore-based feminist punk band War On Women. Their song “Glass City” is about the wage gap and the video highlights real-life women at their jobs all over Baltimore, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and performer Rain Pryor.

Check it out:

The lyrics of “Glass City,” which is off the band’s new album War On Women, are explicit about the issue at hand:

If the cards are stacked against you 
it doesn’t matter what’s in your hand 
And I know it’s not just this city 
What? Is the wage gap not big enough to get your ego through? 
Fuck your personal anecdotes about women making more than you 
Playing one of the guys, yeah it gets real tired 
“You can’t change it, so why fight it?” 
It’s time to realize that they are failing you.

Writer Hilary Saunders profiled War On Women last month—she noted that frontwoman Shawna Potter found the band’s name to be “really fucking punk.” “I’m not going to dance around the fact that there is a war on women. I’m not implying it. I’m telling you,” she pronounced. 

Related Reading: Meet Baltimore Feminist Hardcore Band War On Women.

Sarah Mirk is Bitch Media’s online editor.


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This video is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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