Posts Tagged: riot grrrl

The Butt Song

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Last night as my husband got ready to go out [my daughter] grabbed his coat and said, “Call 1-900-Mix-A-Lot and kick those nasty thoughts.”

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The Honesty of Kathleen Hanna

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Kathleen Hanna sat down with VICE’s Kim Taylor Bennett and immediately began a very honest and powerful discussion of her experience with tokenism, how we won’t live in a post-sexist world until the rape crisis hotline stops ringing off the hook and women’s shelter rooms aren’t packed, and the incredibly difficult work of unpacking the damage perpetrated by […]

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All Bikini Kill News is Good News

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The band formative for all things riot grrrl has announced it’s releasing the 1991 demo Revolution Girl Style Now! on vinyl, CD, tape, and electronically. Previously only available on cassette and in seriously small, self-released quantities, the reissue is slated for September 22nd on the band’s own Bikini Kill Records. This edition includes three unreleased […]

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It’s Happening: L7 Reunion Tour

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The formative LA group started talking about a tour with all original members at the end of last year, later coming out with a teaser trailer and plans for a documentary in the works. Sure enough, it’s all happening: tour dates are official, cover a lot of ground, and tickets might not be available for long, so […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Shawna Virago

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Musician and songwriter Shawna Virago discusses her trajectory as an artist, deciding to use Kickstarter to fund her new album, and what it’s like to be top Google hit for “San Francisco dominatrix.”

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Tiny Screams and Other Deviations from Girl Power

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The riot grrrl movement—and other “angry young women” making music around the same time—validated and celebrated female rage. But what if you feel less rage and more “negative but ultimately weak emotions that do not lead to action” like “envy, irritation, and paranoia”? Laura Fisher tackles these “ugly feelings” in a gorgeous essay for The New […]

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Zine Anthologies from Small Presses

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We all love wiling away the workday on our favorite blogs, but don’t you miss the warm, light heft of a freshly photocopied zine? You may never again make those late-night treks to Kinko’s with folders full of riot-grrrl poetry under both arms, but plenty of small presses have affordable collections of those cool little […]

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