Multcolib My Librarian Laural: Revisiting the history of riot grrrl
Annotation:A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s. This wonderful documentary inspired me to make this list.
Annotation:From Jennifer Baumgardner, one of the leading voices of Third Wave feminism, comes this provocative, thoughtful, often funny collection of essays and interviews including an interview with Riot Grrrls' Kathleen Hanna.
Annotation:This is an interesting article from Rookie Magazine about the Fale's University Riot Grrl archive with an interview with the archivist Lisa Darms.
Annotation:Girls to the Front is the epic, definitive history of Riot Grrrl--the radical feminist uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s and included incendiary punk bands Bikini Kill, Bratmobile,Heavens to Betsy, and Huggy Bear.
Annotation:In the early nineties, riot grrrl exploded onto the underground music scene, inspiring girls to pick up an instrument, create fanzines, and become politically active. Rejecting both traditional gender roles and their parents' brand of feminism, riot grrrls celebrated and deconstructed femininity.
Annotation:Cinderella's Big Score celebrates the contributions of punk's oft-overlooked female artists, explores the latent--and not so latent--sexism of indie rock, and tells the story of how these women created spaces for themselves in a sometimes limited or exclusionary environment.
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This list is to help people discover the history of the riot grrrl movement. Riot grrrl was a radical feminist movement that shook the indie world in the 1990s.