Riot Grrrl

Riot grrrl is an underground feminist punk rock movement that originally started in the early to mid-1990s, in Washington, DC and the greater Pacific Northwest, especially Olympia, Washington and Portland, Oregon. It is often associated with third-wave feminism which is sometimes seen as its starting point. Riot grrrl bands often address issues such as rape, domestic abuse, sexuality, racism, patriarchy, and female empowerment. Bands associated with the movement include Bikini Kill, Jack Off Jill (and later Scarling), Bratmobile, Adickdid, Bangs, The Butchies, Calamity Jane, Emily's Sassy Lime, Excuse 17, Fifth Column, The Frumpies, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, Sleater-Kinney, L7, and also queercore like Team Dresch. In addition to a music scene and genre, riot grrrl is a subculture: zines, the DIY ethic, art, political action, and activism are part of the movement. Riot grrrls are known to hold meetings, start chapters, and support and organize women in music.

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Riot Grrrl - Criticism
... Riot Grrrl has sometimes been criticized for not being inclusive enough, and for focusing on mostly middle-class white women ... Courtney Love, a contemporary of the Riot Grrrl movement, criticized it for being too doctrinaire and censorious ...
Rock For Choice - Background
... originated at about the same time as the Riot Grrrl movement, made up of a new generation of feminists and rock bands originating in Olympia, Washington ... Both Rock for Choice and Riot Grrrl were reacting to the early 1990s bombing of abortion clinics by certain fringe elements of the pro-life movement, and were often associated in ...
Shampoo (band) - History
... Whilst their first two singles were typical of the Riot Grrl bands then coming to notice, the following year saw the release of their most famous song, "Trou ... they also drew scathing comment from those within the small UK Riot Grrrl scene who saw the band as a repeat of We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It's "sellout" to commercialism - future artist Lucy ... phrase coming from a 1993 Helen Love record and much used by Riot Grrrl devotees - later used as a marketing slogan by the Spice Girls), they were already in decline, and the ...
Lucid Nation - History
... soon formed Lucid Nation and had their first live gig, a fundraiser for a riot grrrl art collective known as Revolution Rising ... called Cell 63, where they opened for two local riot grrrl bands ... Lucid Nation toured the West Coast next, playing seven riot grrrl conventions in one summer ...
List Of Riot Grrrl Bands
... The following is a list of bands associated with the riot grrrl genre from the early 1990s to the present, mainly in the USA and UK ... NB some of these bands pre-dated the original riot grrrl movement, while others may be more accurately categorised as grunge (see also 'foxcore'), queercore, punk, post-punk, no wave, digital ... Many bands did not identify with riot grrrl during the scene's first wave of the early 90s but became associated via personal and artistic connections or identified as ...

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