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Ake a cultural space for themselves where there wasn't one before Riot Grrrl; Revolution Girl Style Now is a vivid account of the third wave told in the voices of those who propended the mo. Informative for research on riot grrrl esp as a collection of primary source material but as a history you re much better off with Girls to the Front

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Riot Grrrl: Revolution Girl Style Now!

Vement including the experiences of the women and girls who refused to remain on the sidelines of cultural production and through that refusal forever changed the face of feminist resistanc. Okay why is it that the books on the most interesting scholarly topics are the ones that are the most shoddily edited And why does it bother me so much The first section in this book which is for all intents and purposes a really great overview of what riot grrrl was and meant and did except that the writer doesn t know the first thing about commas is somehow an excellent scholar and yet is incapable of incorporating uotations correctly read grammatically and she also thinks that orientated is a word The fact that my computer thinks it s a word just makes me so sad about the state of writing in English Also she can t use spell check But other than the fact that this book seriously needed a copyeditor and makes me wonder why it is that indie publishers don t make at least a little effort to look as well produced as big ones then again the big ones aren t looking so good I saw the NYTimes today used an apostrophe to denote a plural this is actually a good collection of essays on a topic I thought I knew but actually was a little confused about and it s the perfect resource for a class project I m working on But it s probably sad that there isn t a better one because I don t understand why it s so focused on Brits but keeps asserting itself as being about how the movement started in America

Nadine Monem Í 2 Review

Beginning in 1980s Washington State with the rallying cry of revolution girl style now riot girl spread like wildfire through the American underground and across Europe inspiring women to m. Like the contributors to this book remind their readers there is no official historian of Riot Grrrl and no one way to tell the story While I appreciated the authors interest in personal voice I felt that like so many other books that have tried to document an underground phenomenon I m thinking of A Girl s Guide to Taking Over the World here this book did not live up to its potential I appreciated the British perspective as I learned a lot about British bands and Grrrl culture I only had heard a little about However sometimes the essays were too personal For example one author repeatedly uoted her own writing as a source Other chapters tended towards the long winded sentences of an undergraduate essay Throughout the book there were large historical gaps writers tended to skip the years from 1995 to 2000 The story seemed to readThere was Bikini Kill and Huggy Bear then they broke up Sleater Kinney didn t really matter then there was Lady Fest and the Gossip who are the ultimate Riot Grrrl band For me and this is MY personal experience the mid to late 1990 s and early 2000 s were a hive of Riot Grrrl activity in the United States including zines Yo Yo A Go Go the Bay Area Girl Convention and the explosion of zine related gatherings Rock Camp for Girls and yes Ladyfest These things are barely if at all mentioned in the book Overall the book suffered from sloppy copy editing and lack of fact checking Zine and film names were misspelled and typos such as on for of seemed like a rash throughout the text It seemed like the authors of different chapters did not consult with each other or read each other s work As a result the same story of Kathleen Hanna and the beginnings of Riot Grrrl were repeated throughout It s true that no one book will do Riot Grrrl justice but I had hopes that when there was an opportunity for part of the story to be told it would be done so with greater accuracy clarity and thus pack a greater historical and literary punch


10 thoughts on “Riot Grrrl: Revolution Girl Style Now!

  1. says:

    wow wow wow this book was SO BAD nadine monem if you ever google yourself to see what people are saying about your editorial abilities i advi

  2. says:

    Like the contributors to this book remind their readers there is no official historian of Riot Grrrl and no one way to tell the story While I appreciated the authors' interest in personal voice I felt that like so many other books that have tried to document an underground phenomenon I'm thinking of A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World here this book did not live up to its potential I appreciated the British perspective as I learned a

  3. says:

    Terrible overview of the Riot Girl movement by an English writer who knows little about the Olympia scene One example of a laughable error here

  4. says:

    I didn't really like this book The organization was terrible There weren't really clear chapters and it kind of just went from topic to topic Was a header on a page a new chapter entirely or a new subsection? It doesn't matter choose your own adventure with this book This especially mattered because the author devoted around 30 pages to non riot girl bands that were inspired by it to various levels but went from band to band with

  5. says:

    Sometimes it was too much of a scavenger hunt for new content where uantity mattered than uality while other tim

  6. says:

    Informative for research on riot grrrl esp as a collection of primary source material but as a history you’re

  7. says:

    Okay why is it that the books on the most interesting scholarly topics are the ones that are the most shoddily edited? And why does it bother me so much? The first section in this book which is for all intents and

  8. says:

    writing about riot grrrl is a daunting task most books on the subject tend to overgeneralize the movement and simplify the concepts while this book is certainly not perfect it must be recognized that no book on a subculture will ever be viewed as such the things that makes this book stand apart from others on the subject

  9. says:

    i've been wanting to get my hands on this for a while bought it in San Fran at the Virgin Megastore going out of business sale well slightly disappointing Most of the interviews were taken from two riot girl documentaries I had already seen so

  10. says:

    Really informative and interesting I have a whole new list of awesome riot grrrl bands to listen to now I admittedly didn't