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20th Apr '15 6:38:16 PM xanthocholy
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A few bands have a disputed or tenuous connection with Riot Grrrl. Music/{{L7}} probably has the strongest claim to association with the movement, due to organising the Rock for Choice benefit concert. Other female punk bands that are political but didn't identify with the movement, no matter how much uninformed music journalists wanted them to, included: 7 Year Bitch, Babes In Toyland, JackOffJill, Spitboy, and Adickdid. More recently, the Russian band/collective [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot Pussy Riot]] has been compared to the "classic" Riot Grrrl bands in some media, chiefly due to their outspoken activism against UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin.
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A few bands have a disputed or tenuous connection with Riot Grrrl. Music/{{L7}} probably has the strongest claim to association with the movement, due to organising the Rock for Choice benefit concert. Other female punk bands that are political but didn't identify with the movement, no matter how much uninformed music journalists wanted them to, included: 7 Year Bitch, Babes In Toyland, JackOffJill, Music/JackOffJill, Spitboy, and Adickdid. More recently, the Russian band/collective [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot Pussy Riot]] has been compared to the "classic" Riot Grrrl bands in some media, chiefly due to their outspoken activism against UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin.
20th Apr '15 6:37:42 PM xanthocholy
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A few bands have a disputed or tenuous connection with Riot Grrrl. Music/{{L7}} probably has the strongest claim to association with the movement, due to organising the Rock for Choice benefit concert. Other female punk bands that are political but didn't identify with the movement, no matter how much uninformed music journalists wanted them to, included: 7 Year Bitch, Babes in Toyland, Jack Off Jill, Spitboy, and Adickdid. More recently, the Russian band/collective [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot Pussy Riot]] has been compared to the "classic" Riot Grrrl bands in some media, chiefly due to their outspoken activism against UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin.
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A few bands have a disputed or tenuous connection with Riot Grrrl. Music/{{L7}} probably has the strongest claim to association with the movement, due to organising the Rock for Choice benefit concert. Other female punk bands that are political but didn't identify with the movement, no matter how much uninformed music journalists wanted them to, included: 7 Year Bitch, Babes in In Toyland, Jack Off Jill, JackOffJill, Spitboy, and Adickdid. More recently, the Russian band/collective [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot Pussy Riot]] has been compared to the "classic" Riot Grrrl bands in some media, chiefly due to their outspoken activism against UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin.
15th Apr '15 5:31:35 PM CaptainCrawdad
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Riot Grrrl was an underground musical movement popular in TheNineties that combined speedy HardcorePunk with lyrics addressing feminist issues - rape, domestic abuse, sexuality, female empowerment, and other important matters.
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Riot Grrrl was an underground musical movement popular in TheNineties that combined speedy HardcorePunk with lyrics addressing feminist issues - rape, domestic abuse, sexuality, female empowerment, sexuality, domestic abuse, rape, and other important matters.
31st Jan '15 10:24:33 AM RampinUp46
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Riot grrrl bands largely drew their inspiration from female-fronted punk and alternative musicians of the past, such as Music/TheRunaways, The Raincoats, X-Ray Spex, The Slits, X, Music/PattiSmith, Lydia Lunch, Crass, and [[Music/SonicYouth Kim Gordon]]. Their music, much like the {{grunge}} that was becoming popular around the same time, was based around ThreeChordsAndTheTruth, eschewing complex musicianship in favour of raw production, aggressive sounds, and lyrics dealing largely with politics, society, and feminism. The movement relied heavily on promotional means pioneered by punk rock bands in the past, such as publishing various zines, photocopied handbills, collage-based booklets, and cassette culture. Said zines had a definite political bent, featuring commentary and experiences on various important issues such as sexism, mental illness, body image and eating disorders, sexual abuse, racism, rape, discrimination, stalking, domestic violence, incest, and homosexuality.
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Riot grrrl bands largely drew their inspiration from female-fronted punk and alternative musicians of the past, such as Music/TheRunaways, The Raincoats, X-Ray Spex, The Slits, X, Music/PattiSmith, Lydia Lunch, Crass, Music/{{Crass}}, and [[Music/SonicYouth Kim Gordon]]. Their music, much like the {{grunge}} that was becoming popular around the same time, was based around ThreeChordsAndTheTruth, eschewing complex musicianship in favour of raw production, aggressive sounds, and lyrics dealing largely with politics, society, and feminism. The movement relied heavily on promotional means pioneered by punk rock bands in the past, such as publishing various zines, photocopied handbills, collage-based booklets, and cassette culture. Said zines had a definite political bent, featuring commentary and experiences on various important issues such as sexism, mental illness, body image and eating disorders, sexual abuse, racism, rape, discrimination, stalking, domestic violence, incest, and homosexuality.
6th Oct '14 11:13:10 AM m8e
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* Music/LeTigre (formed by Kathleen Hanna after Bikini Kill disbanded, more Music/NewWave than PunkRock)
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* Music/LeTigre (formed by Kathleen Hanna after Bikini Kill disbanded, more Music/NewWave [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] than PunkRock)
14th Jul '14 12:29:33 PM m8e
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[[index]]

* Bratmobile ([[TropeMaker one of the first bands]]) * Emily's Sassy Lime * Excuse 17 (also {{queercore}}; Carrie Brownstein played here before Music/SleaterKinney) * Heavens to Betsy (Corin Tucker played here before Music/SleaterKinney) * Huggy Bear (an English band) * Lunachicks * Mambo Taxi (another English band) * Mecca Normal
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* Bratmobile Music/{{Bratmobile}} ([[TropeMaker one of the first bands]]) * [[Music/EmilysSassyLime Emily's Sassy Lime Lime]] * Excuse 17 Music/{{Excuse 17}} (also {{queercore}}; Carrie Brownstein played here before Music/SleaterKinney) * Heavens to Betsy Music/HeavensToBetsy (Corin Tucker played here before Music/SleaterKinney) * Huggy Bear Music/HuggyBear (an English band) * Lunachicks Music/{{Lunachicks}} * Mambo Taxi Music/MamboTaxi (another English band) * Mecca NormalMusic/MeccaNormal

* Team Dresch (also part of the {{queercore}} subculture) * Le Tigre (formed by Kathleen Hanna after Bikini Kill disbanded, more Music/NewWave than PunkRock) * Pussy Riot
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* Team Dresch Music/TeamDresch (also part of the {{queercore}} subculture) * Le Tigre Music/LeTigre (formed by Kathleen Hanna after Bikini Kill disbanded, more Music/NewWave than PunkRock) * Pussy Riot Music/PussyRiot [[/index]]
9th May '14 11:30:42 AM LongLiveHumour
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A few bands have a disputed or tenuous connection with Riot Grrrl. Music/{{L7}} probably has the strongest claim to association with the movement, due to organising the Rock for Choice benefit concert. Other female punk bands that are political but didn't identify with the movement, no matter how much uninformed music journalists wanted them to, included: 7 Year Bitch, Babes in Toyland, Jack Off Jill, Spitboy, and Adickdid. More recently, the Russian band/collective [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot Pussy Riot]] has been compared to the "classic" Riot Grrrl bands in some media, chiefly due to their outspoken activism against VladimirPutin.
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A few bands have a disputed or tenuous connection with Riot Grrrl. Music/{{L7}} probably has the strongest claim to association with the movement, due to organising the Rock for Choice benefit concert. Other female punk bands that are political but didn't identify with the movement, no matter how much uninformed music journalists wanted them to, included: 7 Year Bitch, Babes in Toyland, Jack Off Jill, Spitboy, and Adickdid. More recently, the Russian band/collective [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot Pussy Riot]] has been compared to the "classic" Riot Grrrl bands in some media, chiefly due to their outspoken activism against VladimirPutin. UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin.
13th Apr '14 7:38:29 PM reterusu
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* Pussy Riot
11th Sep '13 12:07:59 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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The movement coalesced around the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}-Olympia metropolitan area in Washington, largely due to its extensive DIY infrastructure (and The Evergreen State College in Olympia), with its roots in the unorganised collective outrage drawn by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Hill Anita Hill judiciary hearings]] in 1991. Its name comes apocryphally from a letter Bratmobile member Jen Smith wrote to Allison Wolfe, stating ''We need to start a girl riot''. The phrase itself was the name of a zine started by Wolfe, Molly Neuman and Bikini Kill members Kathleen Hanna and Tobi Vail. Riot grrrl bands largely drew their inspiration from female-fronted punk and alternative bands and female artists of the past, such as Music/TheRunaways, The Raincoats, X-Ray Spex, The Slits, X, Music/PattiSmith, Lydia Lunch, Crass and [[Music/SonicYouth Kim Gordon]]. Their music was based around ThreeChordsAndTheTruth, eschewing complex musicianship in favour of raw production, aggressive sounds and lyrics dealing largely with politics, society and feminism. The movement relied heavily on promotional means pioneered by punk rock bands in the past, such as publishing various zines, photocopied handbills, collage-based booklets and cassette culture. Said zines had a definite political bent, featuring commentary and experiences on various important issues such as sexism, mental illness, body image and eating disorders, sexual abuse, racism, rape, discrimination, stalking, domestic violence, incest and homosexuality. While many bands in the genre were all-female, some bands had male members too (Bikini Kill, Huggy Bear). Predictably, the mainstream totally misinterpreted the Riot Grrrl movement's political stances and sensibilities, making them out to be StrawFeminist misandrists and generally [[TheyJustDidntCare not caring enough to do the research]]. They also lumped various female-fronted AlternativeRock bands with the movement even if they didn't belong to it, such as Music/{{Hole}}, Music/TheBreeders, The Gits, 7 Year Bitch, Babes in Toyland and even '''''Music/NoDoubt'''''. The sheer lack of care or research became so excessive Bikini Kill entered a media blackout around 1993. Kathleen Hanna encouraged all the bands to do the same, but not many followed through. The movement splintered by the middle of the nineties, disillusioned with its misrepresentation in the mainstream media and feeling that its radical politics had been subverted or co-opted as "girl power" by various female-fronted bands.
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The movement coalesced around the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}-Olympia UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}} and Olympia metropolitan area areas in Washington, largely due to its extensive DIY infrastructure (and The Evergreen State College in Olympia), with its roots in the unorganised collective outrage drawn by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Hill Anita Hill judiciary hearings]] in 1991. Its name comes apocryphally from a letter Bratmobile member Jen Smith wrote to Allison Wolfe, stating ''We need to start a girl riot''. The phrase itself was the name of a zine started by Wolfe, Molly Neuman Neuman, and Bikini Kill members Kathleen Hanna and Tobi Vail. Riot grrrl bands largely drew their inspiration from female-fronted punk and alternative bands and female artists musicians of the past, such as Music/TheRunaways, The Raincoats, X-Ray Spex, The Slits, X, Music/PattiSmith, Lydia Lunch, Crass Crass, and [[Music/SonicYouth Kim Gordon]]. Their music music, much like the {{grunge}} that was becoming popular around the same time, was based around ThreeChordsAndTheTruth, eschewing complex musicianship in favour of raw production, aggressive sounds sounds, and lyrics dealing largely with politics, society society, and feminism. The movement relied heavily on promotional means pioneered by punk rock bands in the past, such as publishing various zines, photocopied handbills, collage-based booklets booklets, and cassette culture. Said zines had a definite political bent, featuring commentary and experiences on various important issues such as sexism, mental illness, body image and eating disorders, sexual abuse, racism, rape, discrimination, stalking, domestic violence, incest incest, and homosexuality. While many bands in the genre were all-female, some bands (such as Bikini Kill, one of the genre's pioneers, and Huggy Bear) also had male members too (Bikini Kill, Huggy Bear). Predictably, the members. The mainstream totally music world largely misinterpreted the Riot Grrrl movement's political stances and sensibilities, making them out to be StrawFeminist misandrists [[DoesNotLikeMen misandrists]] and generally [[TheyJustDidntCare not caring enough to do the research]]. They also lumped various female-fronted AlternativeRock bands with the movement even if they didn't belong to it, no matter how tenuous the similarities were, such as Music/{{Hole}}, Music/TheBreeders, The Gits, 7 Year Bitch, Babes in Toyland Toyland, and even '''''Music/NoDoubt'''''. The sheer lack of care or research became so excessive that Bikini Kill entered a media blackout around 1993. Kathleen Hanna encouraged all the bands to do the same, but not many followed through. The movement splintered by the middle of the nineties, mid '90s, disillusioned with its misrepresentation in the mainstream media music press and feeling that its radical politics had been subverted or co-opted as simple "girl power" by various female-fronted bands.bands like the Music/SpiceGirls and the Music/DixieChicks.

A few bands have a disputed or tenuous connection with Riot Grrrl. Music/{{L7}} probably has the strongest claim to association with the movement due to organising the Rock for Choice benefit concert. Other female punk bands that are political but didn't identify with the movement, no matter how much dumb journalists wanted them to, included: 7 Year Bitch, Babes in Toyland, Jack Off Jill, Spitboy and Adickdid. More recently, the Russian band/collective [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot Pussy Riot]] has been called this in some media. Also, Music/{{Hole}} have absolutely nothing to do with the genre. Music/CourtneyLove hated the scene, accusing it of misandry and claiming the ESC cared more about dogma than encouraging free thinking. And despite the fact that she mocked the riot grrrls in the Hole song "Rock Star" (originally named "Olympia"), some people still tried to pretend Hole was a riot grrrl band. Go figure.
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A few bands have a disputed or tenuous connection with Riot Grrrl. Music/{{L7}} probably has the strongest claim to association with the movement movement, due to organising the Rock for Choice benefit concert. Other female punk bands that are political but didn't identify with the movement, no matter how much dumb uninformed music journalists wanted them to, included: 7 Year Bitch, Babes in Toyland, Jack Off Jill, Spitboy Spitboy, and Adickdid. More recently, the Russian band/collective [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot Pussy Riot]] has been called this compared to the "classic" Riot Grrrl bands in some media. media, chiefly due to their outspoken activism against VladimirPutin. Also, Music/{{Hole}} have absolutely nothing to do with the genre. Music/CourtneyLove hated the scene, accusing it of misandry and claiming the ESC Evergreen State College cared more about dogma than encouraging free thinking. And despite the fact that she thinking, and mocked the riot grrrls in the Hole song "Rock Star" (originally named "Olympia"), "Olympia"). Yet, some people still tried to pretend claim that Hole was a riot grrrl band. Go figure.
16th Sep '12 1:58:13 PM MrSquibbon
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The movement coalesced around the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}-Olympia metropolitan area in Washington, largely due to its extensive DIY infrastructure (and The Evergreen State College in Olympia), with its roots in the unorganised collective outrage drawn by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Hill Anita Hill judiciary hearings]] in 1991. Its name comes apocryphally comes from a letter Bratmobile member Jen Smith wrote to Allison Wolfe, stating ''We need to start a girl riot''. The phrase itself was the name of a zine started by Wolfe, Molly Neuman and Bikini Kill members Kathleen Hanna and Tobi Vail.
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The movement coalesced around the UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}-Olympia metropolitan area in Washington, largely due to its extensive DIY infrastructure (and The Evergreen State College in Olympia), with its roots in the unorganised collective outrage drawn by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Hill Anita Hill judiciary hearings]] in 1991. Its name comes apocryphally comes from a letter Bratmobile member Jen Smith wrote to Allison Wolfe, stating ''We need to start a girl riot''. The phrase itself was the name of a zine started by Wolfe, Molly Neuman and Bikini Kill members Kathleen Hanna and Tobi Vail.
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