Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has declared Thursday, April 9 as “Riot Grrrl” day to honor Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill founder, cultural pioneer, and conquering badass. Walsh’s mayoral proclamation praises the “formidable wave” of female musicians, artists and writers who rose up through Riot Grrrl, saying the movement has…
Fact: Kathleen Hanna's seal of approval probably won't quiet all the noise about whether Taylor Swift is Likeable/Super-Talented/Super Annoying/Lacks A Sense of Humor/A Feminist Even Though She Says She's Not/A Feminist's Nightmare—or, uh actually, let's just go with "Valid" as an all-encompassing term.
To celebrate the their 25th anniversary (holy shit, we're old!), the seminal riot grrrl band Bikini Kill has launched their own record label, Bikini Kill Records, in order to reissue physical copies of their albums. (Currently, they're only available digitally.)
Sara Marcus's Girls To The Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution is a history of a group of young, punk women who refused to shut up. And if you listen, you can still hear them.
"Being a role model is complicated cuz it involves thinking of oneself like a character in a novel and can be really dehumanizing...If I am a role model, I want to be one who is unafraid to make mistakes." [Rebel Grrrl Italiana]
The large amount of pop songs giving props to sex and blow jobs almost drown out the ones about oral pleasures given to women. Here, we give a rundown of songs in which ladies singing the praise of being eating out.
Riot Grrrl Retrospective is an "online exhibition" of 11 short clips - which include archival footage and interviews - that explore how the political/musical movement started, and why it faded away.
Every few years someone pens a piece about how women in rock are finally mainstream, pointing to the "emergence" of female singer-songwriters as proof. This weekend, The Telegraph, in an article about the "New Girl Power" in rock, declared that the mainstream music industry "has rarely invested in girls with guitars:…