Learning about the early beginnings of riot grrrl is quite an eye opener for me. I never really thought that behind the "Girl Power" movement there was a deeper fundamental meaning behind it that was lost. From a Punk Rock rebellion compared to commercialized "Girl Power" there is a huge difference. Not conforming to the mainstream and just being who you want to be, this idea of "Do it yourself" contrasting to that of buying this idea of girl empowerment. "You are strong girl, you are bad and beautiful, you can do anything you want to do." I really like this quote because it enforces the idea of equality between females and males. Women can strong, bad, and do anything they want without any limitations based on their gender. Riot Grrrl does not create a one size fits all message but rather encourages women to explore and find out what their passion in life is. To discover and pursue goals no matter how far fetched they are. Movements like Riot Grrrl can be made to look like they are not real and only focus on hating men. Yet people who say this are just not comfortable with the idea that women are just as capable to accomplish as much or more than a man. Negative media attention to this movement does not help but to minimize actual ideas behind the movement. Yet this does not mean that the meanings created by riot grrrl or any other source of resistance should be ignored. Every type of resistance even when not perfect it still has a purpose and it can lead to bigger breakthroughs. Every feminist movement even if small can lead the way to a bigger, better, and more positive movement.
"As long as sexism exists so must feminism"