November 20, 2007
Ragonese. Riot Grrrls Castrate “Cock Rock” in New York (27-31).
-Radical feminist activist group Riot Grrrl NYC protested against K-Rock for its highly male dominated playlist (27).
-Protest drew much criticism, ranging from friendly criticism to insidious remarks (27).
-K-Rock downplayed the protest, making “nasty, sexist, homophobic, and irritating” remarks on-air (28).
-DJs were told to put protest on air to “make fun of it”, in turn allowed protestors to spread their message over the air (28-29).
-Play more music created by women (29).
-Remove sexist/homophobic dialogue/programming from the media, specifically radio (29).
-Urged girls to play guitar, start girl bands, explore pro-girl and queer-friendly record labels (31).