Music·Posted on Aug 14, 2013Here's Why The Riot Grrrl Movement Will Always Be EmpoweringGIRLS TO THE FRONT, now and forever.by Amy Rose SpiegelBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink First, let's put any questions you might have about what exactly the riot grrrl movement IS to bed. Bikini Kill / Via grrlriot.wordpress.com Since its beginnings in the 1990s, riot grrrl has aimed to empower, educate, and help women to feel less alienated by a society that can be discriminatory and hurtful to them. Anne Carroll / Via honey-dont-spoil.tumblr.com It encourages women to support one another instead of competing with each other in order to help them both in their individual relationships and on the whole. Bikini Kill / Via articles.latimes.com It challenges not only big-deal gendered sociopolitical issues, but also examples of everyday sexism faced by women, like street harassment. Barnard Zine Library / Via zines.barnard.edu It encourages women to take a more comfortable ownership of their bodies instead of feeling ashamed of them. The Riot / Via savvygrrrl.tumblr.com It offers support and validation to women and tries to help make their experiences feel valid and real. Bikini Kill / Via theguardian.com It has the power to turn hatred into celebration and love. Midge Blitz / Via etsy.com Really, when it comes to riot grrrl, the message all comes down to this: Midge Blitz / Via etsy.com And you better believe it.