This essay analyzes two women-inspired music events, the riot grrrl movement and Lilith Fair, from a feminist rhetorical perspective to highlight their relationships with feminism and feminist activism. Drawing on feminist standpoint theory, muted group theory, and work that emphasizes the connections between the artistic and political, I rhetorically analyze the lyrics of one song from two riot grrrl artists (Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney) and two Lilith Fair artists (Sarah McLachlan and the Cardigans), highlighting the differences between the two movements while also emphasizing the value and need for both.
Huber, Jamie Lee
"Singing it out: riot grrrls, Lilith Fair, and feminism,"
Kaleidoscope: A Graduate Journal of Qualitative Communication Research:
Vol. 9, Article 5.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/kaleidoscope/vol9/iss1/5