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An All-male Band Writes A ‘Handbook’ For Rebel Women

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Fellow women, if you think you know all about feminism and you’re dealing with the society just right, Green Day thinks otherwise! So now, the all-male band in collaboration with another ‘male’ cartoonist Frank Caruso has co-authored a graphic novel titled Last of the American Girls. The handbook releases on October 29, 2019.

Green Day, the all-male band in collaboration with another ‘male’ cartoonist Frank Caruso has co-authored a book titled Last of the American Girls

While we all appreciate Green Day for giving us American Idiot, bringing back punk rock and their self-righteous political statements from time to time. But what is this about really?

As per Harper Collins website, the book is “a rallying cry for all rebel girls” and an “inspiring homage and handbook for the rebellious everywoman who refuses to capitulate.” Now so much for the talk, as barely any women are involved in the process.

The 48 paged graphic novel is named after their infamous song ‘Last of the American Girls’ from ‘21st Century Breakdown’. It show casts a ‘one of a kind (supernatural, punk) woman’ named Gloria singing songs on the eve of destruction. Not a lot has been revealed about the book except for the agenda of ‘woke’ men monetising the idea of feminism and earning through their 90s fandom.

The band to this date is really proud about the time Rolling Stone called Last of the American Girls “a fabulous left-wing love song to a rebel girl.” “When Armstrong sings, ‘she won’t cooperate,’ he’s giving her the highest compliment he can imagine,” Rolling Stones added. So proud and surprised are they by their intellect that they have it written on the Harper Collins website as well.

Ironically, it’s a book that tells the opposite sex about feminism and rebellion, the sex that faces totally different problems to that of a privileged loved-by-all male band.

Dear Green Day, there’s nothing wrong with having a take on feminism or wanting to improve the world through punk. We all love you for being so adorable and naïve. It’s one thing to write a song with the intention of dedicating it to your wife and getting carried away with your concern for womankind. And another to ride on Rolling Stone’s appreciation and converting that song into a book of aestheticised notions and instructions. Ironically, it’s a book that tells the opposite sex about feminism and rebellion, the sex that faces totally different problems to that of a privileged loved-by-all male band. History has already served us with several badass, rebellious women to teach us the same in a better way. So we’ve got this pals, you can go walk your lonely road!

Clearly, not a lot of women are impressed. Many are expressing their views on social media as well as asking questions.

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A handbook for ‘rebel guys’ would have been an appropriate manual to write. As for girls who really wish to read about rebellion, you can hand them books like, The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan; The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir; Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde; Feminism is For Everybody by Bell Hooks.

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Afreen Khan is an intern with SheThePeople.Tv. The views expressed are the author’s own.