In an otherwise positive review of Neko Case’ new record, Playboy, somehow, in the year 2014, spent much of the text talking about how Case transcends gender. “This gender divide in love songs largely reflects assumed societal differences between the sexes: Assertive men pursue fetching, docile women in an endless game of boy-meets-girl. So where does that leave Neko Case and her great new record, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You? In a class of their own,” they wrote.
Anyone who follows Case on Twitter should’ve known that this, uh, was not going to be received well.
“@PlayboyDotCom Am I? IM NOT A FUCKING “WOMAN IN MUSIC”, IM A FUCKING MUSICIAN IN MUSIC!” she responded.
Of course a group of Not All Men types rushed in to take umbrage at her taking umbrage, not getting why being called a “woman in music” is terribly condescending. To which Case delivered the perfect response:
— Neko Case (@NekoCase) May 22, 2014