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Punk princesses did not dress to please the male gaze – they dressed to repulse it


by Rose Mary Roche
08th Jun 2022
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With the new FX Sex Pistols drama, Pistol now streaming and the re-release of the band’s anthem for the British queen’s Platinum Jubilee, audiences are re-discovering the energy of punk. But over the past four decades the punk movement has been celebrated largely as an expression of male anger and rebellion. It’s a misrepresentation - female punks were just as fierce as the boys, claiming visibility and recognition in a misogynistic arena. Their reign lives on...

With the new FX Sex Pistols drama, Pistol now streaming and the recent re-release of the band’s anthem God Save the Queen for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, audiences are re-discovering the energy and imagery of punk: its incendiary music, fashion and politics. Although punk is often portrayed as a singularly macho phenomenon, it was an equally exciting and liberating experience for young women. When recalling female punks, too much focus has rested on the tragic...

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