‘Crying’: a feminist musical parody

Crying Feminist Parody Lady

Using donations from our Patreon page, Lady Sings it Better has been able to release our first music video, a parody of men who complain on the internet about feminism. Typically, the comments on our YouTube are a who’s who of angry men complaining about feminism, so Lewis’ Law is at play whereby the comments […]

A young woman’s guide to talking to second wave feminists

Having pitched the concept, my Daily Life article about bridging the gap between second and later wave feminists was one of the hardest pieces I’ve written, because I wanted to write it in a way that was respectful of feminist activists who’ve come before me, while still holding true to my views about the rights […]

Marriage Equality and the Transparent Season 2 Premiere

I wrote for Junkee about Transparent’s Season 2 Premiere and about how happy I was to finally see a gay wedding depicted in a way that reflects my views on marriage equality. Hint: I am a bit of a marriage grinch. It’s part TV recap, part review, part opinion tirade about the institution of marriage. Spoiler […]

Matt Okine and Gender Inequality in the Australian Comedy Scene

After Matt Okine spoke out about poor gender representation at the ARIAs I wrote my first article for Junkee, on the different ways men and women are treated when they speak out about inequality. This week comedian Brydie-Lee Kennedy wrote an incredibly important and chilling piece, Men Look After Men: Sexism and Domestic Abuse In The Australian […]

Consent: It’s not that hard.

I wrote about Hollaback’s campaign against sexual harrasment and assault in clubs, pubs, bars and venues for Daily Life, published 15 August 2014. One of my favourite memories of a youth spent at music festivals is of the sense of groupthink and oneness, brought on by a combination of alcohol, youthful exuberance and the tactile […]

Robin Thicke is a repeat offender, but he’s definitely not alone

I wrote this article about the #AskThicke twitter storm and my experiences singing misogynist pop, for the Women’s Agenda, 4 July 2014. I don’t know of many people who grow up dreaming of singing songs about aggressive sexual encounters to crowds of smiling people. It’s mainly just me… and Robin Thicke. As a cabaret singer […]

interview: maeve marsden, lady sings it better

This interview appeared on lipmag.com on 19 September 2013, in the lead up to Lady Sings it Better’s Melbourne Fringe season. Kicking off its run at the Melbourne Fringe Festival later this month, Lady Sings it Better is blackcat productions’ pièce de rĂŠsistance. The performance sees a troupe of 4 women ‘take on the western world’s […]

Australian Stage profile: Maeve Marsden

This profile appeared on Australian Stage on 12 August 2009, in the lead up to Lady Sings it Better’s debut season. For me, the burning question is, what was the inspiration or motivating factor that eventuated in a group of women singing popular songs that were originally written and performed by men?In a longterm sense […]