Riot Grrrls

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"From hundreds of once pink, frilly bedrooms comes the young feminist revolution... and it's not pretty" - USA Today, 1992.

For many young women coming of age in the nineties and beyond, the music of the Riot Grrrl movement was tremendously influential. It had a riotous exuberance, with bands like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile and Huggy Bear encouraging young women to stand up and shout out against a culture they felt had turned a deaf ear to the voices of young women.

In this noisy exploration of the movement's music and politics we hear from the riot grrrls themselves, their punk foremothers and the young women who still feel their legacy today.

Produced by Eleanor McDowall

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.