Pussy Rioting

Citation:

Dunn, Kevin C. 2014. “Pussy Rioting.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 16 (2): 317–34. doi:10.1080/14616742.2014.919103.

Author: Kevin C. Dunn

Abstract:

This essay explores the evolution of the Riot Grrrl movement. A feminist punk movement that profoundly impacted popular culture in the West during the 1990s, Riot Grrrl is generally regarded as an important but short-lived phenomenon. This paper explores the political relevance of Riot Grrrl within both feminism and popular culture, but also debunks the myth that Riot Grrrl faded away by the turn of the century. Exploring specific cases in Russia and Indonesia, the paper illustrates the ways in which Riot Grrrl has become a global movement and remains active today, influencing people's subjectivity and agency, helping transform people from passive consumers to active feminist cultural producers.

Keywords: popular music, punk, feminism, russia, Indonesia, Riot Grrrl

Topics: Civil Society, Feminisms, Gender, Political Participation Regions: Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe Countries: Indonesia, Russian Federation

Year: 2014

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