Girls to the Front
In Girls to the Front, Sara Marcus notes that Newsweek Magazine called the Riot Grrrl movement a “new feminist voice for the video-age generation, even while
condemning them for being white, urban and middle class (210-12). An important magazine for that video-age middle class demographic, Seventeen, condemned the band,
calling them a “a crowd of girls with chopped off hair in plaid vintage skirts.” This was an issue that ran a detailed survey revealing the frequency of sexual
harassment of teenagers, a major concern of the Riot Grrrls. Based upon a thorough reading of Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution, and
using other sources as necessary and appropriate, discuss the social basis of the Riot Grrrl Revolution, and analyze its impact. Was it successful or not? Why and how
did it—or did it not—succeed?
The main reference book is “Girls To The Front-The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution” by sara Marcus