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Mar 20

4:30 p.m. @ James J. Johnson Auditorium

Women's and Gender Studies Program
Women's History Month Speaker
Riot Grrrls, Zines and Twenty Years of Activism

    Alison Piepmeier
    Thursday, March 20, 4:30 p.m.
    James J. Johnson Auditorium

In the early 1990s, young women calling themselves riot grrls published funky, handmade, photocopied booklets documenting their wide range of experiences and politics. The publication of these zines gave rise to the third wave feminist movement. Today, zines are created by high school girls contesting beauty norms, mothers expressing their delight and rage, victims of sexual assault articulating their fears, and queer folks challenging the gender binary. In this interactive presentation, College of Charleston Professor Alison Piepmeier describes the important role of zines in the development of third wave feminism, explains how zines offer us models for our own self-expression, and explores their place in the future of feminism.

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