Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-09-28
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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"Girls to the Front" is the epic, definitive history of Riot Grrrl--the radical feminist uprising that exploded into the public eye in the 1990s and included incendiary punk bands Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Heavens to Betsy, and Huggy Bear. A dynamic chronicle not just a movement but an era, this is the story of a group of pissed--off girls with no patience for sexism and no intention of keeping quiet.

Author Biography

Sara Marcus is a writer and musician living in Brooklyn, New York. Her prose and poetry have appeared in publications including Slate, Time Out New York, The Advocate, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Heeb, where she was the politics editor for five years. Marcus received an MFA from Columbia University.

Table of Contents

I Was Going to Be One of Them (An Author's Note)p. 1
Prologue: Mass Movementp. 13
Double Dare Ya: The Birth of Bikini Killp. 31
Come Out and Play with Me: Bratmobile Beginsp. 55
Revolution Summer Girl Style Nowp. 75
When She Talks, I Hear the Revolutionp. 104
Girl Gangs Must Rulep. 124
Conventionsp. 139
The Media Is the Barragep. 171
"The Press Needs a Mouth for a Movement"p. 201
"What Is Riot Grrrl, Anyway?"p. 216
Every Girl Is a Riot Grrrlp. 234
"This Is Happening Without Your Permission"p. 253
The Soul of Every Girlp. 275
A Cruel Revolutionp. 296
Epilogue: The Feminist Futurep. 325
Postscriptp. 331
Acknowledgmentsp. 337
Bibliographyp. 341
Notesp. 347
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