Kathleen Hanna on the Vivian Girls via Pitchfork

Feminist punk icon Kathleen Hanna echoed this in a 2013 interview, saying that reading BrooklynVegan comments about Vivian Girls made her want to cry. Hanna’s own Vivian Girls fandom was rooted in how the trio governed their own work. “Most 50s ‘girl groups’ were singers who were put together by male producers,” Hanna writes in an email. “Vivian Girls built on the rich sonic legacy of these groups, but were in control, playing and writing their own music—a move that looked to the future without shunning the amazing work of women in the past who had less options.” Tobi Vail, who pioneered riot grrrl with Hanna as the drummer of Bikini Kill, played the first Vivian Girls show with her band, the Old Haunts, in 2007, and reviewed Vivian Girls in her zine Jigsaw. “When people write songs about their lives and don’t polish it up to sound perfect, there is authenticity in it that we experience in our everyday lives, but is increasingly rare in popular culture,” Vail’s review read. “They are giving us something we need: an artifact that encourages us to tell our stories, to make our own records, to document our own lives.”


Kathleen Hanna “The Middle Of The Night In My House”

This spoken word is so intense every time I watch it I still get goosebumps 


Beastie Boys’ Ad Rock’s Silver Surfer tattoo.


it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.

This is about how the Butthole Surfers saved my life," Horovitz continues. "Me and [ex-Beasties producer] Rick Rubin were coming back from Save the Robots. This was, like, 1984. Earlier that night, we had seen the Butthole Surfers play at the Ritz, but now we were walking home at six or seven in the morning. Nobody is on the street. Suddenly, I see these two kids creeping up on us, and one of them has this huge knife. I’m like, ‘Oh no, this is it.’ But right when they’re behind us, the Butthole Surfers pull up in this huge car, and there’s like ten people in this two-door car, and [Butthole vocalist] Gibby Haynes is driving. And he’s like, ‘Get in.’ So that’s how the Butthole Surfers saved my life.
Adam Horovitz (SPIN 2004)

I absolutely love this! I hope more beastie fans of the world share their creativity.






People who say bi erasure doesn’t happen need to realize Freddie Mercury is known as the most famous homosexual man when he identified himself as bisexual. If that’s not bi erasure I don’t even know.

Also PoC erasure, most people don’t know he was 100% Indian

Specifically he was Parsi.
Also raised Zeroastrian.



Public Displays of Affection

Our favorite celebrity power couples. Words by Naomi. Illustrations by Caitlin H.


Public Displays of Affection

Our favorite celebrity power couples. Words by Naomi. Illustrations by Caitlin H.


Grand Royal: The Rise Of The Beastie Empire - 1982-1996