A Playlist For … Channeling Your Inner Riot Grrrl

Bikini Kill. From the Bikini Kill Bandcamp

They’ve tried to tame us. They’ve tried to control us. They’ve tried to give us an entire month dedicated to feminism to distract us from the blatant sexism that still exists in day-to-day life. But it’s not enough. We’re still angry. We’re still unheard. We’re still told to hide our nipples in public. And on top of all that, the ones of us that do break away from the norm are treated as outcasts and disregarded in the narrative. Well, in honor of Women’s History Month, I figured that it was the perfect time to highlight those hardcore, punk-rock females who were ignored for too long in the male-dominated music industry. Here’s an all-girl playlist that’ll prove to you that we can do anything that men can do, and in this case, do it even better, louder, harder and angstier. 

Dead End Justice by The Runaways

Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill

Growing Up by The Linda Lindas

My City Was Gone by Pretenders

You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette

Revolution Get Down by The BellRays

Righteously by Lucinda Williams

Try (Just a Little Bit Harder) by Janis Joplin

Teenage Whore by Hole

I Think I’m Paranoid by Garbage

Kiss With a Fist by Florence + The Machine

Picture Perfect by The Regrettes 

Nameless, Faceless by Courtney Barnett

Down by the Water by PJ Harvey 

Cannonball by The Breeders