Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Rebel Girl

There are few songs out there that I actually wish were written about me, mostly because I find men's need for a muse creepy and potentially misogynist. Which is why I'm always surprised when I find myself wishing I was the subject of a song. Enter one of Bikini Kill's greatest songs: "Rebel Girl."

Of course, what I like about this song is that the rebel girl in question is being admired not because she is beautiful but because "when she talks, I hear the revolutions." She is written off as a "dyke" by her community, even though her sexuality is not important; what's important is that she is fighting for change.
I know I would be okay with someone saying that about me.

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