Topic: riot grrl

A Brief History Of Tampon Throwing

A Brief History Of Tampon Throwing

As you may know by now, one overly enthusiastic fan threw an un-used tampon at the pubescent boy-children of One Direction this past weekend in what I can only assume was a misguided attempt to let them know she’d recently become fertile enough to have all of their babies. This was certainly a bold move for someone so young. But lest today’s teenyboppers suffer from generational amnesia, I’m here to remind you that this latest incident was just the latest chapter in a rich and bloody history that extends back many years. Let’s revisit some of the high points. More »

Kathleen Hanna Made A Riot Grrl Capsule Collection With VFILES To Benefit Girls’ Rock Camps

Kathleen Hanna Made A Riot Grrl Capsule Collection With VFILES To Benefit Girls' Rock Camps

Since she first started making music with Bikini Kill in 1991, Kathleen Hanna has been a beacon of feminist culture, showing everyone the explosive possibilities of combining art with politics. Now, to coincide with The Feminist Press’ release of The Riot Grrl Collection, a compendium of ‘zines, posters, and other memorabilia of the radical punk rock feminist movement, Hanna has partnered with fashion site VFILES to create a riot grrl themed capsule collection. Staying true to Hanna’s civic-minded roots, the proceeds will benefit the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “help girls build self-esteem and find their voices through unique programming that combines music education and performance, empowerment and social justice workshops, positive role models, and collaboration and leadership skill building.” Awesome! More »