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Editor's response: Makkada Selah did attend the show that Ubiquita played. Later, she interviewed the three members of Ubiquita and their management for their versions of what happened. DJ Reborn, her manager, and her publicist all brought up the issue of Ubiquita DJs not getting the respect they deserve. As an example of this, Reborn specifically mentioned the incident we featured about the emcee asking her to cut her set short, which Selah described based on Reborn's telling. Reborn said she got a big response to playing "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)." Selah's story makes no comment about why she chose this song.
AIN'T THAT A BEACH
Thanks for Neil deMause's article detailing the motives and methods of Thor Equities CEO Joseph Sitt [ 'Coney Island's Last Ride? The Bulldozer!,' April 1117]. Sitt's attempts to obliterate the legacy of Coney Island's amusements in order to build high-rise condos will surely earn him a place next to Walter O'Malley as a man whose name will be forever cursed by generations of Brooklynites. Like O'Malley's theft of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the destruction of the "working- class Riviera" represents the loss of a fundamental piece of New York's collective soul. And as for Joseph Sitt's soul, it appears destined for permanent residence in one of the Coney Island amusement rides that he plans to demolish: Dante's Inferno.
Thanks for putting the women trying to be men to get more women on the cover this week. Amazing. Why not a picture of Coney Island? Oh, I guess the other story is so much more important than the destruction of one of the most historic and loved landmarks in New York City history and home to the
Voice's Siren Festival. Thanks also for waiting until they were actually tearing it down to write a story about it. My friends at Ruby's on the Boardwalk told me about this impending ridiculous disaster two years ago. I am glad you finally wrote about it, but what took you so long? Cheers to some serious cutting-edge journalism.
'Girls to Men' [April 1117] was an unfortunate title for Chloé A. Hilliard's article on aggressive and femme lesbians. The title completely misses the reality of the lives of these young women, who are just that: women. Women who love other women. They are not girls, and despite their appropriation of masculine language and visual cues, they are not men. I am a femme who loves what my generation and culture refer to as butch women. Like many other femme lesbians, I love butches precisely because they are not men but rather women who have masculine energy. There are many ways to be a woman, and we should celebrate all of them.
I'm feeling the whole article thing on aggressive females. It's about time we get recognition, regardless of the topic. I am really happy to see an aggressive female on the cover of the Voice. Topics like this should be talked about much more. I would love to be interviewed. I am a very attractive aggressive female who went through a lot of similar things.