STAND UP GRRRL MANIFESTO

BECAUSE us girls crave COMEDY that speak to US that WE feel included in and can understand in our own ways.

BECAUSE we wanna make it easier for girls to see/hear each other’s work so that we can share strategies and criticize-applaud each other.

BECAUSE viewing our work as being connected to our girlfriends-politics-real lives is essential if we are gonna figure out how what we are doing impacts, reflects, perpetuates, or DISRUPTS the status quo.

BECAUSE we want and need to encourage and be encouraged in the face of all our own insecurities, in the face of beergutboyrock that tells us we can’t play our instruments, in the face of “authorities” who say our bands/zines/etc are the worst in the US and

BECAUSE we don’t wanna assimilate to someone else’s (boy) standards of what is or isn’t FUNNY.

BECAUSE we are unwilling to falter under claims that we are reactionary “reverse sexists” AND NOT THE TRUEPUNKROCKSOULCOMEDIANS THAT WE KNOW we really are.

BECAUSE we are interested in creating non-heirarchical ways of being AND making COMEDY, friends, and scenes based on communication + understanding, instead of competition + good/bad categorizations.

BECAUSE we see fostering and supporting girl scenes and girl artists of all kinds as integral to MAKING COMEDY A FUNNIER PLACE.

BECAUSE we are angry at a society that tells us Girl = Dumb, Girl = Bad, Girl = Unfunny.

BECAUSE I believe with my wholeheartmindbody that girls constitute a revolutionary force of hilarity that can, and will change the world for real.

“The Riot Grrrl Movement began in the early 1990s by Washington State band Bikini Kill and lead singer Kathleen Hanna.The riot grrrl manifesto was published 1991 in the BIKINI KILL ZINE 2”

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