‘Dancing femininely is the most metal thing’: the young women turning Slipknot into feminist anthems

  • September 15, 2023
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With videos that are part thirst trap, part protest, gen Z is changing the image of the nu metal fan

At first listen, a song with violent and sexual imagery seems like an unlikely anthem for women who dressed up to see the Barbie movie. But many on TikTok are claiming Custer, by the nu metal band Slipknot, as a feminist anthem.

In TikTok videos, “girly pop” creators who celebrate dressing up, doing their makeup, and enjoying the fluffiness of girlhood are twerking along to the loud and aggressive metal track.

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