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MUSIC / KATHLEEN HANA

Posted on 09 February 2017

THE REBEL GIRL THAT RULES OUR WORLD

KATHLEEN

HANNA

 

 

 

 

In the wake of recent American political events... Before the inauguration and the protests to come, we recommend that every girl listens to the mother of RIOT GRRRLS, Kathleen Hanna's solo record: JULIE RUIN

 

 

 

 

I hate to be judgmental... but I will be... if your feminist icon is Taylor Swift or Lena Dunham you need to take a deep breath, and step outside the world of pop-culture and educate yourself.

 

 

 

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Performing with the word 'slut' and ''incest' scribbled in lipstick across her stomach and chest, she sung of topics to the likes of police brutality to rape culture to incent. This album's brand of feminism has little to do with preaching about one's "girl squad" rather it delves into cathertically singing about real feminist issues that pop-stars are only now starting to discuss in public. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I WAS TRYING TO CREATE A BED OF CULTURE THAT COULD TURN INTO POLITICAL CHANGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

I WANNA KNOW WHAT LOVE IS

LYRICS, JULIE RUIN

 

how many girls stay awake all night
too scared to sleep and too scared to fight back
i know you know what i'm talking about
another woman killed and hardly a pout about it
green river killer my fucking ass
the cops have gotta be deaf, dumb, and spastic
to not catch the killer(s) of one hundred woman
i guess it'd be different if they thought we were human

i wanna know what love is

what the fuck if we all got guns
to off the fucking pigs and all the other motherfuckers
raping the children they paint like dolls
jon benet didn't scream because she never fucking was
come on now the police aren't gonna save you
they're part of the problem that society gave you
locking up black men for whistling in the wind
you see a mirage when you call the cop your friend

i wanna know what love is

the killers and the cops give us special advice 
like cross your legs and act fucking nice
while they kill us off old and fucking young
for breathing, relieving, and having fun
they'll keep you scared so you have to have a boyfriend
and take your kids away if you're a la la lesbian
arrest you for whoring then rape you in the car
it's time we point the finger at who the real criminals are

i wanna know what love is
i want you to show me

 


 

 

"I WOULD RATHER BE THE 'OBNOXIOUS FEMINIST GIRL' THAN BE COMPLICIT IN MY OWN DEHUMANIZATION."

-KATHLEEN HANNA

 

 

 

 

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