Riot Grrrl: The '90s Movement that Redefined Punk

Riot Grrrl: The '90s Movement that Redefined Punk





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40 thoughts on “Riot Grrrl: The '90s Movement that Redefined Punk

  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    Identity politics and particularly feminism, are so fucking cancerous.

    Its a shame I can't go into 1990 and stop this lame shit from happening, because these bands all fucking sucked.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    I love bikini kill nothing has ever been more punk rock to me than standing up against oppression and being what you want to be
    With nothing to prove screw the haters
    Perhaps I was a little too young to experience the mainstream movement born in the 80s teen in the late 90s but luckily as a boy I was never indoctrinated with all this anti women mumbo jumbo these were my punk icons up there with the kennedys as equals
    Hell Kathleen Hanna wrote the graffiti that would name smells like teen spirit their influence was everywhere
    the music scene in Olympia was a buzz and alive and riot grrl was at the forefront happy to have grown up just an hour or so away
    The Seattle scene exploded and so many icons came forward these bands for too long playing in the background here in Seattle they are just as relevant and important as ever
    With a devoted following it’s time they shared the limelight

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    Males who support feminism, gynocentrism, and unironically decry things like "the male gaze" are not men.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    Bikini kill playing a few shows in nyc and l.a. next month (april 2019) if im not mistaken.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    Is it just me or is this only as far as "girl punk" has ever gotten? All I see from my friends & at concerts nearby is this kind of children's poetry backed by cute major scales. Not that more masculine kinds of punk have developed much either

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    MIDDLE CLASS WHITE GIRLS CAN 'PUNK' TOO….LOL LET'S ALL TAKE A MOMENT TO REMEMBER THAT KATHLEEN HANNA SUPPORTS HILARY CLINTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I prefer the working class and upper middle class punk girls of Poly Styrene, Siouxsie, The Slits, Lena Lovich, Alice Bag Band, Nina Hagen, Patti Smith, Crass,Plasmatics etc etc—makes "riot girl" bands look like pussies…..

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    Punk won the culture war and became mainstream. What do you when a self destructive bunch of people become role models for the next generation? Expect the worst…and that's what we got… a fucked up society with no future like the pistols predicted. Nowadays there's nothing more punk than saying "Fuck Punk"

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    The Riot Grrrl DIY ethic comes at a £40 price tag when bikini kill play in London 2019 ……Shove it up your manifesto. ……..

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    It's a big oversimplification to say punk was sexist until Riot Grrl – for example numerous anarcho-punk bands such as Poison Girls and Crass had a strong feminist influence , not to mention prominent 70s figures such as Poly Styrene and Siouxsie.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    You blab for nine minutes and don't even mention where almost all these bands were from–Washington State, especially Olympia–implying instead that Riot Grrrl bands sprung up and were sprinkled randomly throughout the world and were connected only by fanzines. Dumb Canadian.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    And furthermore, narrator's voice makes people want to punch babies.
    For fucks sake please hire a voiceover!

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    You know what I DON'T miss?
    Going to a show in the 90s and getting harassed by the femnazi pc police just for having been born with a penis.
    Punk is supposed to be about individuality, NOT identity politics and perpetual professional victimhood.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    So a lot of girl bands started. Doesn’t mean they were worth a fuck. Most sucked. Fact.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    There's something ambiguous and interesting about Riot Grrrl. I heard about it after Ian McKaye discussed it in an interview and I was pleasantly surprised

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    Riot grrrl never did it for me, I always thought it to be far to reserved and cynical. their satire always felt one or two steps behind the dead Kennedys too or other hardcore punks.

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  • March 21, 2019 at 10:25 pm
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    Lol history repeats its self its just like the grrrrl gamer scene of the 2010s. no wonder punk went to shit.

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