Riot Grrrl Manifesto (1991)

1990-2010, Date, Defining the Enemy, Patriarchy, Subjectives of Refusal, Women

The Riot Grrrl movement began in Washington State in the 1990s. It sought to address sexism and other forms of oppression in the punk music industry and throughout society at large. This document is their manifesto.

“BECAUSE we are interested in creating non-heirarchical ways of being AND making music, friends, and scenes based on communication + understanding, instead of competition + good/bad categorizations…

BECAUSE I believe with my wholeheartmindbody that girls constitute a revolutionary soul force that can, and will change the world for real.”