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A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World: Writings from the Girl Zine Revolution

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In the last several years, more and more people, particularly women, have begun to produce their own magazines--xeroxing pictures, handwriting articles, or doing layout on computers at home. Freed from the constraints of investors and, in many cases, advertisers, these publications explore issues and opinions not often found in more mainstream outlets. This anthology includes articles, essays, interviews, artwork, and fiction by many of these innovative women. 125 illustrations.

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In the last decade, there has been an explosion in the production of zines.

On the forefront of this cut-and-paste revolution have been those zines made specifically by and for young women. The words and images that have come to define many young women's lives have long been overlooked and under appreciated. A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World exists because these voices have refused to be silenced.

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Karen Green is a writer, graphic designer, and Internet goddess.

Tristan Taormino is a writer and editor of the annual series Best Lesbian Erotica (Cleis Press). The live in New York and are publishers of the magazine Pucker Up.

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Christin, August 11, 2012 (view all comments by Christin)
This is a big ol’ collection of writings from zines written by and for girls and women in the ’90s. In my teens and early 20s I was really, really into the punk scene and zines were big deal to me. I frickin' loved 'Cometbus', but other than that all I read were zines by other girls. These zines were raw and uncensored thoughts of other girls and I loved them. In fact, I read a few of the zines that were featured in this book! I still have the issue of ROCKRGRL with Sleater-Kinney on the cover that’s pictured in the book.

The book is divided up into loose categories of writings, like family, politics, idols, and so on. But a lot of themes run through all the writings. There’s a lot of queer girl stuff in here (I don’t know if that’s because the editors are lesbians or if we homogays were more motivated to make our own media since we sure as hell aren’t represented very well in the mainstream stuff). Race and class are also big thread running through a bunch of the stuff in here. Probably my favorite piece in the whole book is one young woman reflecting on the way growing up with a single mother on welfare impacted her sexuality and how it was perceived by outsiders. I also really liked the interview with Trinh T Minh-ha about the difference between making political films and making films politically. My area of specialization in grad school was in pop culture representation, so I read a lot of her work and it was fun to run into her in a different context, so to speak.

This book actually makes me feel kind of old. As I was reading through it, I just kept thinking that the vast majority of this stuff is the kind of thing you’d see on blogs nowadays. I think it’s easier and faster to do this stuff online these days (Tristan Taormino’s blog is called ’Pucker Up,’ which is the name of the paper zine she was doing at the time she published this book!). I think the punk scene may be one of the last holdouts of zine culture, cuz Aaron Cometbus himself can tell you that even if you’re living in a squat with 10 other people and no electricity, you can still steal office supplies during your graveyard shift at Kinko’s and make a zine! But I wonder how much longer that will be the case. This book was only published in 1997 and it already felt like a peek into a bygone era.

Dang, I miss Riotgrrrl.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312155353
Editor:
Taormino, Tristan; Green, Karen
Editor:
Taormino, Tristan
Editor:
Green, Karen
Editor:
Taormino, Tristan
Editor:
Green, Karen; Taormino, Tristan
Author:
Magnuson, Ann
Author:
Green, Karen
Author:
Taormino, Tristan
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
American prose literature
Subject:
Women -- United States.
Subject:
Young women -- United States -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
195'81
Publication Date:
19970715
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.16x6.94x.60 in. .93 lbs.

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In the last decade, there has been an explosion in the production of zines.

On the forefront of this cut-and-paste revolution have been those zines made specifically by and for young women. The words and images that have come to define many young women's lives have long been overlooked and under appreciated. A Girl's Guide to Taking Over the World exists because these voices have refused to be silenced.

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