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Hey everyone! So I'm Stryc & I've been an admin here for awhile.....But for most of that time I didn't have internet access. Oops. But here I am now!

Heres an interesting blog I found on how to spot a misogynist. I think there were some interesting points of view in in, so here ya go!:
www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-…

Also, here's an etsy shop I really enjoy. All the riot grrrl patches you could ever need!:
www.etsy.com/shop/rahrahreplic…

Enjoy! Keep up the good art!
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the riot grrrl manifesto

RIOT GRRRL MANIFESTO



BECAUSE us girls crave records and books and fanzines that speak to US that WE feel included in and can understand in our own ways.

BECAUSE we wanna make it easier for girls to see/hear each other's work so that we can share strategies and criticize-applaud each other.

BECAUSE we must take over the means of production in order to create our own moanings.

BECAUSE viewing our work as being connected to our girlfriends-politics-real lives is essential if we are gonna figure out how we are doing impacts, reflects, perpetuates, or DISRUPTS the status quo.

BECAUSE we recognize fantasies of Instant Macho Gun Revolution as impractical lies meant to keep us simply dreaming instead of becoming our dreams AND THUS seek to create revolution in our own lives every single day by envisioning and creating alternatives to the bullshit christian capitalist way of doing things.

BECAUSE we want and need to encourage and be encouraged in the face of all our own insecurities, in the face of beergutboyrock that tells us we can't play our instruments, in the face of "authorities" who say our bands/zines/etc are the worst in the US and

BECAUSE we don't wanna assimilate to someone else's (boy) standards of what is or isn't.

BECAUSE we are unwilling to falter under claims that we are reactionary "reverse sexists" AND NOT THE TRUEPUNKROCKSOULCRUSADERS THAT WE KNOW we really are.

BECAUSE we know that life is much more than physical survival and are patently aware that the punk rock "you can do anything" idea is crucial to the coming angry grrrl rock revolution which seeks to save the psychic and cultural lives of girls and women everywhere, according to their own terms, not ours.

BECAUSE we are interested in creating non-heirarchical ways of being AND making music, friends, and scenes based on communication + understanding, instead of competition + good/bad categorizations.

BECAUSE doing/reading/seeing/hearing cool things that validate and challenge us can help us gain the strength and sense of community that we need in order to figure out how bullshit like racism, able-bodieism, ageism, speciesism, classism, thinism, sexism, anti-semitism and heterosexism figures in our own lives.

BECAUSE we see fostering and supporting girl scenes and girl artists of all kinds as integral to this process.

BECAUSE we hate capitalism in all its forms and see our main goal as sharing information and staying alive, instead of making profits of being cool according to traditional standards.

BECAUSE we are angry at a society that tells us Girl = Dumb, Girl = Bad, Girl = Weak.

BECAUSE we are unwilling to let our real and valid anger be diffused and/or turned against us via the internalization of sexism as witnessed in girl/girl jealousism and self defeating girltype behaviors.

BECAUSE I believe with my wholeheartmindbody that girls constitute a revolutionary soul force that can, and will change the world for real.

"The Riot Grrrl Movement began in the early 1990s by Washington State band Bikini Kill and lead singer Kathleen Hanna.The riot grrrl manifesto was published 1991 in the BIKINI KILL ZINE 2"

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the group for riot grrrls, feminists and punks alike.
freedom of speech mind heart body. welcome lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, pansexuals, people of all ethnic backgrounds and everyone else.
we create. to create is to destroy. to destroy is to create and beyond that, an action.
the only way to change is to disrupt.
BECAUSE we see fostering and supporting girl scenes and girl artists of all kinds as integral to this process.
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artangel-demon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello, I'm a budding feminist with a question: is it 'anti-feminist' to admit you want a relationship with a guy? (I'm not saying that you HAVE to have a relationship, nor calling out any lesbian, bi, etc.) but isn't the desire to be loved and respected a universal emotion, no matter what gender, sexuality, race, etc.

I'm getting the impression that it's not a relationship in general that is 'anti feminist' but rather the social expectations that are/were eventually brought along with it, like in the 50s. (i.e housewife, homemaker is your fate)

I'd love to hear other theories and evidence, and feel free to speak your mind completely! Grrrl Power!

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lemonmusic Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist

Ok,  you want my opinion?

 

An anti-feminist is someone who doesn't believe in equal rights for the genders (a la Rush Limbaugh! "Feminazi" was an insult that I believe he originally coined, in response to feminism.) An anti-feminist is someone who doesn't believe in abortion rights. An anti-feminist is someone who believes rape is either all the woman's fault or a lie. An anti-feminist is someone who believes she should be bossed around, pushed around, and dominated by an overbearing, domineering man (note: not every man is like that. We're all humans, and we have flaws, so don't go all man-hater on me). A feminist is CERTAINLY not a stereotypical ball-busting, secret lesbian that burns bras and hates men. A feminist is someone who believes in equal rights, treatment, pay, etc. for the genders.

 

No, it is certainly NOT anti-feminist to want to love a man. It's called having a sexuality. I'm happily in a relationship with a kind, respectful man that actually has agreed to go to the next upcoming SlutWalk in our area with me! He's what we call a male-feminist. So if you want to go with a guy, go for it, girly, and if you want to go with a girl, do that too! :)

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artangel-demon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
:D very well said! would you mind if i referred to this if i get into a debate about feminism?

:D thank for you responding! 
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lemonmusic Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Well thanks :3 And no problem, feel free to!
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BridgettStrychnine Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello there!

I wouldn't say that admitting a desire for a relationship with a guy is anti-feminist. It is a universal feeling. Although, if the desire for said relationship budds from a need to feel secure and specifically have a male to rely on, that could be, because as feminists we strive for equality. It is really about where your coming from. You can love whom ever you want and still be a feminist! 

Its those stereotypes that sometimes freak feminists out, about being the submissive housewife. But we don't need to be that. To me what part of Riot Grrrl is is being who you are & doing what you want, while at the same time improving the image of women.

I hope some of that made sense xD I tend to ramble.
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artangel-demon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student General Artist
XDDD i agree wholeheartedly


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thegrrldrawsstuff Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Hi, thanks for adding my drawing :D
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lemonmusic Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
No prob :)
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kamahoneyeater Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
hi,
anytime :D
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o0nessa0o Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i can't submit D:
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