When we started our band, a big part of it was to encourage more female participation in the punk scene. Selfishly, we wanted more women and girls to play music with when we went on tour. We wanted more women and girls to talk to about the experience of being in a band because we were constantly encountering sexism and having no one but each other to talk to about it.

—Kathleen Hanna talks about the history of Bikini Kill and reissuing their discography

Photo: Pat Graham

Source: nprmusic

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