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Kathleen Hanna was the frontwoman of 90s riot grrrl band Bikini KIll, and later the lead singer in “feminist punk electronic” (their words, not mine) band Le Tigre.

“You learn that the only way to get rock-star power as a girl is to be a groupie and bare your breasts and get chosen for the night. We learn that the only way to get anywhere is through men. And it’s a lie.”
Kathleen Hanna



Kathleen Hanna in the Julie Ruin days, if I'm not mistaken. Regardless of what particular time this photo was taken, it's still awesome.

“I hate pretty boys cuz they get all the good parts of being female (clothes, jewelry, hair slutpower) ONLY none of the bad ones (rape, murder, poverty).”                                                                                                                                                                              – Kathleen Hanna


This is from sometime in the early 90s, I think. I LOVE HER HAIR.

“Then she [Kathleen’s mother] took me to the Solidarity Day thing, and it was the first time I had ever been in a big crowd of women yelling, and it really made me want to do it forever.”                                                                                                       – Kathleen Hanna

Kathleen Hanna when she was in Le Tigre. Sadly the band are on hiatus at the moment 😦

“The cops have gotta be deaf, dumb, and spastic
To not catch the killer of one hundred women
I guess it’d be different if they thought we were human…”                                                                                                                                  – Kathleen Hanna singing as Julie Ruin, in the song I Wanna Know What Love Is.

The cover art for the Le Tigre album, This Island. Kathleen is the one on the right, JD Samson is in the middle, and Johanna Fateman to the left. JD and Johanna are both so amazing I can't even say, but this is technically a style blog, so I'm focusing on Kathleen's style.

“I’m so sorry if I’m alienating some of you. Your fucking culture alienates me.”                                                                                       – From the song White Boy by Bikini Kill. Bloody fantastic song.

Link to I Wanna Know What Love Is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTOKRp5FCYY

Link to White Boy:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3SWQuD-wSk

Link to Kathleen Hanna’s blog:  http://kathleenhanna.wordpress.com/

Bye bye,

UsuallyComatose xx

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