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TUESDAY-NEWSDAY: This Just In…The Punk Singer Documentary (2013) now available on Netflix Instant.          (click on poster for link)The Punk Singer unveils a first-ever intimate portrayal of 3rd Wave Feminism’s lord(ess?) and savior Kathleen Hanna: frontwoman of mid-1990s Bikini Kill, current social activist, and the era’s iconic Riot Grrrl. 

The Punk scene has a culture notoriously known to be male-dominated; riot grrrl musicians sought to change this imbalance. After all, this patriarchy-like atmosphere certainly did not sing the same tune found in punk ethos (as a rule of thumb, punk music in general, rebels against establishment tendencies). Kathleen Hanna along with other female musicians redefined feminism’s reputation for a black & white perceptive on what is “liberating” and what is “oppressive” through their Riot Grrrl movement. Consequently altering the spelling of “girl” to “grrrl” transforms the word from an often oppressive origin to a symbol of empowerment.  I like to think of the “rrrr” like a lioness’s roar, foreshadowing their raw and rebellious nature. Riot grrrls explored controversial issues such as sexism, body image, and sexual abuse through their catchy, tongue-in-cheek song lyrics as well as the scribbled thoughts in their zines.Through candid interviews and exclusive footage of Hanna’s spoken word and Bikini Kill performances, The Punk Singer showcases Hanna’s influential and inspirational path in subculture and women’s studies and is fine way to revive your hopes for future femmerody.

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TUESDAY-NEWSDAY: This Just In…

The Punk Singer Documentary (2013) now available on Netflix Instant.
          (click on poster for link)

The Punk Singer unveils a first-ever intimate portrayal of 3rd Wave Feminism’s lord(ess?) and savior Kathleen Hanna: frontwoman of mid-1990s Bikini Kill, current social activist, and the era’s iconic Riot Grrrl. 

The Punk scene has a culture notoriously known to be male-dominated; riot grrrl musicians sought to change this imbalance. After all, this patriarchy-like atmosphere certainly did not sing the same tune found in punk ethos (as a rule of thumb, punk music in general, rebels against establishment tendencies). Kathleen Hanna along with other female musicians redefined feminism’s reputation for a black & white perceptive on what is “liberating” and what is “oppressive” through their Riot Grrrl movement. 

Consequently altering the spelling of “girl” to “grrrl” transforms the word from an often oppressive origin to a symbol of empowerment.  I like to think of the “rrrr” like a lioness’s roar, foreshadowing their raw and rebellious nature. Riot grrrls explored controversial issues such as sexism, body image, and sexual abuse through their catchy, tongue-in-cheek song lyrics as well as the scribbled thoughts in their zines.

Through candid interviews and exclusive footage of Hanna’s spoken word and Bikini Kill performances, The Punk Singer showcases Hanna’s influential and inspirational path in subculture and women’s studies and is fine way to revive your hopes for future femmerody.

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UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE MUSIC’S GIVE-AWAY:

4 Winners.

Each winner will receive:
- 2 issues of my zine Staircase Wit:
*Staircase Wit #3 is a decorated roster of the themed radio shows my cohost and I created during our spring semester 2011  over college radio airways. ”Hello my Name is”, “Get Some Grub”, “Daria”, “7 Deadly Sins”, etc.
  
      ”Your book was awesome, like it a lot. And 4/25/11 was my favorite-
        Simon & Garfunkel and Ramones back to back. Yes!”
            - Derwood Morris of Has Anyone Seen my Shoe? Zine

* Staircase Wit #5 is a collection of mixtapes I’ve made for pen pals, college radio, and past relationships. Includes handout “Laura Lane’s Mix Manifesto” (how to make the perfect mix), also the zine includes a flyer with a link to where you can listen to all the playlists featured in the zine online.
       
"Rad zine! Killer mixes, great music selection!" - Jennifer Wittendorf
                                                                                     (machinefists)
- a unclaimed baggage music blog button!

to enter, you must:
* Re-blog this post
* Be following unclaimedbaggagemusicblog.tumblr.com
I’ll select winners after 5/1.

P.S. These issues featured along with the rest of my zine series Staircase Wit are available @ my etsy shop: wishfulstitching