I write to inform you all that I am officially retiring my She Once Had Me: The Beatles and Feminism blog, and merging it with Pop Feminist. All Beatles content will henceforth appear on my main site. Over the next few weeks I will pick out the top posts from the history of She Once Had Me and re-post them for the PF crowd, beginning with this tirelessly wonderful piece of footage from the 1964 premier of A Hard Day’s Night.

This extreme fandom is definitely fun to watch, but consider if you will the social implications of these mary-janes-and-bobby-socks clad girls actually attempting to thwart police control by use of violence.