The Riot Grrrl Collection

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Archival material from the 1990s underground movement that presents "a snapshot of what riot grrrl was and could be" (Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill).

 

For the past two decades, young people have found their way to feminism through Riot Grrrl. Against the backdrop of the culture wars and before the rise of the Internet or desktop publishing, the zine and music culture of the Riot Grrrl movement empowered young women across the country to speak out against sexism and oppression, creating a powerful new force of liberation and unity within and outside of the women’s movement.

 

While feminist bands like Bikini Kill and Bratmobile fought for their place in a male-dominated punk scene, their members and fans developed an extensive DIY network of activism and support. The Riot Grrrl Collection reproduces a sampling of the original zines, posters, and printed matter for the first time since their initial distribution in the 1980s and ’90s, and includes an original essay by Johanna Fateman and an introduction by Lisa Darms.

 

 

Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Feminist Press at CUNY (January 30, 2014)

Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1558618228

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1558618220

Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.09 pounds

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.5 x 0.75 x 10 inches