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Where Have All the Riot Grrrls Gone? Pop Music and "Post-Feminism"

There was a pretty interesting article in yesterday's Houston Chronicle about some of today's female pop stars. The author, Steve Haruch, describes how candy pop acts like The Veronicas, Katy Perry, and Lady GaGa are... Read more »

Monday Fuzzies: Seattle School of Rock Covers Bikini Kill

I got a full night’s worth of sleep and the weather is beautiful in Portland, but sometimes you just need a little more to get through a Monday. So, consider this clip my gift to you: Seeing those girls give Kathleen Hanna a run for her money just makes my riot grrrl heart grow three sizes... Read more »

I Just Love Bratmobile: A Video Roundup

    So, I know that I talk about Bratmobile all the time (this is not my first time using the “bratmobile” tag), but I really can’t emphasize enough how large of a... Read more »

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Feminism But Were Afraid to Ask

It's a natural, normal part of life. But people hesitate to talk openly about their needs, their desires, and their concerns because they are so fearful of what others might think. But we all have urges, and we all have questions, and the more we can talk about them, the happier and more... Read more »

Holy Rollers: Is Roller Derby the New Burlesque?

Talk about old school. In skating rinks around the nation, saucy dames are getting together and strapping on old-fashioned quad rol­ler skates to jam, block, and pummel each other. The roller derby revival is on. More than two dozen leagues operate across the country, with an average of 30 to 40... Read more »

Grrrl, You'll Be a Lady Soon

Last fall, at a reading for Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, a 50-ish audience member questioned the thirtysomething authors’ ever-so-casual usage of the word “ladies.” To this woman (who turned out to be tireless second-­wave activist Laura X, creator of the Women’s History... Read more »

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