This is a truly enjoyable and nuanced interview on GRITtv with early Riot Grrrl upstarter, rock star, feminist, and Girldrive interviewee Kathleen Hanna (who, might I add, is wearing AMAZING glasses!).
Kathleen explains what she means by horizontal oppression (which she also discusses in Girldrive), ponders the different value in zines and blogs, rolls her eyes about the Hillary Clinton/Sarah Palin storyline, and gives some love to the ladies at Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. She directs us to the new Bikini Kill archive blog–stop by if you have a Bikini Kill story. She also has a really refreshing take on being a role model for young women or young feminists–by saying she’s a “three-dimensional role model.” She wants us to learn from her mistakes rather than having to be this perfect person, in order to be productive in the future. Damn straight, girl.
AND, if that wasn’t awesome enough, she totally gives a shoutout to my mom, feminist writer Ellen Willis! Yay!
Check out the interview here: