"Here’s the thing about the 1970s British and American punk scenes: they were every bit as misogynistic and race-exclusive as the society they claimed to stand counter to. And Styrene didn’t look the part of a punk — at the time, she was a mixed-race not-skinny avowed-feminist teenager with braces and day-glo old lady clothes, who later struggled with mental health issues. But Styrene embraced her role as punk’s conscience, both as critic and role model; she screamed down consumerism and magazine culture both inside and outside the scene, with a bullying shriek still heard in singers like latter-day feminist icon Kathleen Hanna."
#great gorgons from history
“Poly Styrene, Multiracial Feminist Punk Icon, Dead at 53” by Channing Kennedy (via aubades)
Great quote until the Kathleen Hanna part who is such a symbol of White Feminism™ that it hurts.
Poly Styrene. Proper.
(Source: lostgrrrls, via gorgonetta)