Posts tagged "kathleen hanna"

Today Is Riot Grrrl Day (In Boston … And In Our Hearts)!

Rebel grrrls you are the queen of my world!

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 9, 2015

No, But Seriously, Kathleen Hanna Is Just What Miley Cyrus Needs

I'm a fan of Miley Cyrus' most recent hip-hop influenced album. I think it's fun and silly and clever and while Miley's attempts at rapping are fairly laughable, her singing voice is still on point. Besides, I admire the don't give a fuck boldness of chucking your entire brand in the trash and trying something…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 5, 2014

Kathleen Hanna: My Abortion “Was One Of the Best Things That Happened To Me”

"Well, I worked at McDonald’s and I spent the money I earned at McDonald’s to get my abortion. I was only 15 and the person who got me pregnant did not want to give me any money. I was $40 short, so I had my drug dealer call him and threaten him, so he gave…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 8, 2014

Kathleen Hanna Explains The Origins Of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

This one's an oldie but a goodie: Riot grrl hero and fellow Colonel Mustard fan Kathleen Hanna is the woman responsible (in small part, anyway) for the epic Nirvana song "Smells Like Teen Spirit." In this clip from her 2010 performance at Joe's Pub in NYC, Hanna tells the story of hanging out with Kurt,…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 1, 2013

Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna & Kathi Wilcox Play The Friendship Game

Guys, it was a rough weekend, what with the coverage of the Steubenville rape verdict, and all the rape apologists and all. Very disheartening. But then I caught this little gem of a video -- Bikini Kill legends Kathleen Hanna and Kathi Wilcox playing "The Friendship Game" -- and I felt a little bit better.

By: Julie Gerstein / March 18, 2013

Kathleen Hanna Gives Taylor Swift Her Feminist Seal Of Approval

I’m totally into Taylor Swift. I think she has super-clever lyrics, and I love that she writes her own music. Some of the themes she writes about are stuff I wish was there for me when I was in high school, and I’m so happy she really cares about her female fans. She’s not catering…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2013

Riot Grrl Kathleen Hanna On Bikini Kill’s Beginnings

"I wanted to be a part of a family. I wanted to be someone who helped girls who'd been abused feel less alone because I'd been one of those girls. How is it that the world is half women, so many of us have experienced rape, battering, and verbal abuse, yet there were very few…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 17, 2012

Kathleen Hanna Says We Should All Be More Like Beyoncé

"Beyoncé isn’t Beyoncé because she reads comments on the Internet. Beyoncé is in Ibiza, wearing a stomach necklace, walking hand in hand with her hot boyfriend. She’s going on the yacht and having a mimosa. She’s not reading shitty comments about herself on the Internet, and we shouldn’t either. I just think, Would Beyoncé be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2012

Kathleen Hanna Calls Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl” Song “Straight Up Offensive”

"I mean, is it really that different when it's a skinny white woman in a bathing suit singing [about gay rights]? None of these women ever wear pants, first of all. Second of all, just because you're wearing a goofy hat doesn't make it performance art. I mean, that's just my feeling about it. A…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2011

Kathleen Hanna On Being A Feminist Ambassador

"I feel like there's this weird thing that as a feminist band you get put in this role as ambassadors. Certain people are like 'Oh, here come the Feminazis!' You end up acting 10 times nicer than you even need to be, to be the opposite of the stereotype like 'You're the man haters!' We're…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 9, 2011

Tavi’s Sweater Says The “F Word” On It

Is it OK if I live vicariously through Tavi for a while? The 14-year-old style blogger brunched with Kathleen Hanna of Le Tigre and Bikini Kill while in New York for Fashion Week and not only did Kathleen hush up Tavi's inside-baseball fashion jibber jabber with "Who cares? People are dying!" but she gifted the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 21, 2010

Le Tigre + Christina Aguilera = OK, Whatever

Pitchfork says the kick-ass electro-punk group, Le Tigre, is working on music with Christina Aguilera of all people. Presumably they're doing music for X-tina's new album, since JD Samson recently told NickyDigital.com that Le Tigre won't be touring again "anytime in the near future." (Kathleen Hanna has been teaching at NYU, Johanna Fateman recently had

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 10, 2009