[Punk - Riot Grrrl]
The Riot Grrrl Collection reproduces a sampling of the original zines (Jigsaw, Chainsaw, Riot Grrrl, Girl Germs, Thorn, Gunk, Outpunk, Bamboo Girl and more and more), posters, flyers, newsletters, artworks and other 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.
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. 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 Feminist Press (2013) 365 p. 19 x 25 cm