Must Read: ‘In Defense Of The Fangirl’

In recent weeks it has dawned on us that even though we preach the importance of creating exciting original content built on unique ideas that both entertain and challenge the reader, we rarely take the time to highlight the best new content being developed around the web. We knew a change needed to be made, and today we’re taking steps to correct our lack of promotional efforts by highlighting the latest op-ed from Alternative Press writer Cassie Whitt.


The term ‘fan girl’ has been associated with everything from ruining music or flat-out ruining music for as long as the internet has been offered hubs for anonymous (and not so anonymous, thanks to companies like Disqus) assholes. Today, Cassie Whitt asked the world to question why this has always been the case:

“What is so wrong with being a 15-year-old girl?” has been my mental response to such venom even since I was, well, a 15-year-old girl. Now I say it with sass, narrowed eyes and a few swear words thrown in and can write off those comments for what they are: blatantly ignorant.

It’s a great read. Check it out in full over on AP.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.