This week’s reading dealt with the subject of grrrl zines, which consist of self-published work by women that deal with many issues, including those related to gender. Alison Piepmeier, in the first chapter of Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism, discusses the origins of grrrl zines and their ties to modern feminist movements, namely, the second and third wave. She focuses on the connections between grrrl zines and the second wave feminist movement in particular, noting that the origins of these zines are often confused.
In the first chapter from, Girl Zines : Making Media, Doing Feminism, by Alison Piepmeier, she talks about Girl Zines and their connection with the past feminine movements and the current Third Wave movement. Until this reading, I had never heard of a Zine before, which I now understand is a way to express the things nobody else wants to talk about or say. Piepmeier mainly discussed the similarities between the second wave feminism and Riot grrrl zines.