Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2013 Rachel L. Bodansky
This thesis examines the Riot Grrrl bands of the 1990s, as well as Amanda Palmer today, as examples of feminist punk artists. Rather than focusing on Riot Grrrl as a unique musical episode, this thesis argues that all punk is activist in nature, and that Riot Grrrl was building on this activist tradition while challenging the misogyny implicit in punk culture. Likewise, Amanda Palmer uses similar punk strategies (such as a DIY approach to music production, and direct interaction with fans) to create political music.
Bodansky, Rachel L., "Rebel Girls: Feminist Punk for a New Generation" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. 199.