For the past two decades, young women (and men) have found their way to feminism through Riot Grrrl - more than a genre, but a movement in its own right. 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 to speak out against sexism and oppression. The movement created a powerful new force of liberation and unity within and outside of the women's movement. This is a collection of the original material of the Riot Grrrl movement.
Riot grrrl is the gateway drug that girls use to find feminist history. I love love love this booka snapshot of what riot grrrl was and could be. Kathleen Hanna, musician, Bikini Kill What an experiencethis book shows a movement being born and taking form, and how revolutionary ideas move from hand to hand. "The Riot Grrrl Collection" is alive with intimacy, passion, anger, and fun. Sheila Heti, author of "How Should a Person Be?" The materials in this book are more important than ever. Riot grrrl shows us that feminism isn't synonymous with consumer empowerment. Passed person to person, riot grrrl culture advances a true revolution in which girl qualities like candor and empathy are no longer trivialized and can re-make the world."Chris Kraus, author of "I Love Dick" "The Riot Grrrl Collection" preserves a vital history of feminism that will inspire scholars, artists, and activists alike. Ann Cvetkovich, author of "Depression: A Public Feeling" Forget Andy Warhol and everyone being famous for 15 minutes. Because of riot grrrl we have new, exciting political movements every 15 minutes. Vaginal Davis "What zine-making taught me about writing: 1. shock yourself with honesty, 2. the truth is messy, 3. be brave like her. I use these riot grrrl skills every single day."Miranda July, author of "No One Belongs Here More Than You""
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 11th June 2013
Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.1 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.95