The Kathleen Hanna NYU Provides a Direct Look into Modern Punk Feminism

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: May 21, 2013 • References: & nytimes
The development of modern feminism got a big boost through the riot grrrl movement of the early 90s, and the Kathleen Hanna NYU Fales Library collection highlights many of the original documents that launched the movement.

Kathleen Hanna is the 44-year-old lead singer of historic bands like Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, but when she started her career, she was a 22-year-old radical feminist and punk zine writer. The Kathleen Hanna NYU Fales Library collection provides viewers with a direct portal into her entire history as one of the progenitor of modern punk feminism.

The Kathleen Hanna NYU Fales Library collection includes hastily done old show posters, set lists, show pictures, and even old copies of the zines Hanna edited. Each item exudes the carefree and radical energy that kept the movement alive at the time.

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