RIOT NOT QUIET: Since the 90s the riot grrrl movement has encouraged women not to be silent. It strives to educate, empower and support females in a discriminating, hurtful society. The movement challenges gendered sociopolitical issues as well as everyday sexism, and encourages women to take ownership of their bodies and be comfortable within them. Our experiences are VALID and REAL.
“Women are expected to be nice and sweet , to make other people feel comfortable . A woman who says ‘hey, I think there is a problem here ’ is being 'negative’. A woman who doesn’t smile while she’s being harassed is 'humorless’. A woman who prefers to stay focused on tasks is a 'cold bitch ’ . Significant gendering is involved here ; women have an obligation to look and act a certain way and when they don’t , they need to be hassled until they do . ” #feminism #feminist #womenrights #girlpower #riotgirl #riotgrrrl