—Tavi Gevinson, Rookie founder in interview with Hazlitt.
People talk about Rookie and pubs/sites like it being the long tail of Riot Grrrl’s influence, but it is with relief and gratitude that successive generations of young feminists learned from RGs mistakes, not just it’s dogma. This might seem a little self-serving coming from me, but there were real fights at real RG meetings decades ago about how some members didn’t want “Nirvana-girls” or mall girls. But as we know very well know cheerleaders get raped, ‘uncool’ girls who work at Claire’s deal with all the hassles radical feminist punk girls do, and popular girls who love Taylor Swift need girl community just as bad as any of us bell hooks reading butch bitches do. These divisions between girls, this lack of inclusion, of acceptance and love—that killed Riot Grrrl as much as anything else. It moves me greatly to be part of Rookie, to be working towards correcting for all the energy feminists expend creating walls and judging other womens choices, for making a refuge and passing out the tools. And the love.(via tinyluckygenius)