A grassroots third wave feminist movement deeply connected to the punk rock scene in the early and mid 1990’s. Mostly youth oriented, riot grrrl was neither an organization or a specific thought, but instead thrived on non hierarchal “chapters” set up across America and parts of Europe connecting mostly young women with music, a thriving zine
scene , and direct political action.
there is no one specific example of riot grrrl, in fact the best example is contrasting different people who associated themselves with the movement.
a feminist, who can rock out, have fun, and doesn't give a shit what any one else says.
at the havoc concert front row was a riot grrrl, she also has her own band, and has never let a guy tell her what to do.
Movement/organization of empowered womyn (and occassionally men) dedicated to expressing radical, grassroots feminism through art and activism. Spotlighted in the media around the time the punk band Bikini Kill was at the height of their powers.
An underground movement largely associated with zines
(that were usually free or non-profit). Began by members of the bands Bikini Kill
, who found out that they were all vegitarians, feminists, and had been sexually abused. It bled into the bands' (and their followers' bands') music, which screamed views on rape and sexism against women. Eventually it became mostly about how males largely dominated the punk scene, and riot grrrls wanted to change that.
The riot grrrl culture encouraged girls who didn't know how to sing or play to start bands, and encouraged such DIY as making their own clothing. The movement began its fifteen minutes of fame in 1992, much to the riot grrrls' embarassment since before and after it would've been almost completely underground and, mostly, it still is.
Riot grrrl bands are always punk and never "poppy." Even if they become famous they don't "sell out" to major record labels, and instead sign to labels such as Kill Rock Stars
Some more popular riot grrrl bands: L7, Le Tigre, Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Babes in Toyland, Huggy Bear, Voodoo Queens, Heavens to Betsy, and many more.
it's basically the feminism on the punk scene. Womens that know how to fight for their rights and for the equality between men and women. the lyrics of this moviment always talk about woman rights and how they are against domestic violence. The best genre/moviment that could ever exists!!!
Riot Grrrl bands: Ex-Girl, Pussycat Trash, Le Tigre, Bikini Kill, Voodoo Dolls, Huggy Bear, The Butchies,...
Radical 'women orientated' music scene from the early 90's. Bans attached were Huggy Bear, Bikini Kill and Voodoo Dolls.
riot grrrl is a movement of diverse grrrls and women who are dedicated to making women's and grrrls voices heard. we share art, music and ideas. we make zines, teach each other skills, create our own way of doing things. based in do-it-yourself and punk, riot grrrl is about empowering yourself to make your own decisions. define riot grrrl for yourself. what does it mean for you to be a tough kickass grrrl? what does it mean to you to play as hard as the boys?
some examples of riot grrrl are: courtney love, kathleen hanna, single mothers, dykes, sluts, badgirls, getting in the pit, grrrls who talk about rape, zinester grrrls