Riot Grrrl Reviews If you are interested in reviewing zines/music or have something that you want to be reviewed by Riot Grrrl Reviews, please email me here: MrsNoggle@Yahoo.Com
I am looking for people who would be interested in writing reviews for my review zine & blog. Zines, Books, Music ,Movies–podcasts, maybe? anything that you have read, listened to or watched & you want to write a review for it….I would also like to include interviews & possibly columns. So if you write a zine & have something you have already written & want to include in Riot Grrrl Reviews let me know! Or you can write something just for RGR. I will also print your ad or business card FOR FREE! All contributors get a free copy of the zine!
SlutCake SlutCake was a zine that i did in 2014 and I want to bring it back! I was going to have it focus on feminist art and i would still like Feminisim and riot grrrl to be the focal point. But i think it needs to be more than just art. Every issue will have a theme.
I have ideas for the the next two issues:
#MeToo --I want to do an issue about #MeToo. If you have any stories you would like to submit (you can do this anonymously if you would like to) please email me. I am also accepting art and photography.
Deadline = August 1st, 2018
1990s Riot Grrrl -- another idea that I had was to re-live my riot grrrl heyday by reviewing old zines and music from the 1990s. would anyone be interested in this??? I have old zines that date back to 1995--> i would love zines from the 1995-1999 era to be reviewed. As well as old punk and riot grrrl albums from 1990-1999. if you are into this idea please get in touch! I'd really love to have this out sometime this summer!!!!!
deadline = September 1st, 2018
I just finished an issue of my personal zine "The Escapist Artist" that ended up being almost all "Me Too" stories. It has inspired me to compile a zine entirely of YOUR #MeToo stories. You can do this anonymously if you'd like to.... If this is something that you would be interested in writing something for please email me. Art and poetry is also welcome! MrsNoggle@Yahoo.Com
#MeToo Stories from "The Escapist Artist # 53"
Here are a few short & "milder" Me Too Stories from my zine....they may still be triggering to some, so please read at your own discretion.....
Story #2 Shane
Shane was a guy that I knew because he was friends with my brother Joseph. He had also dated my older cousin and referred to her as "an easy lay" or a "good lay" so I was already not a big fan of his... I was 15 when he started hanging out with Joseph and I was kind of an ugly duckling. I had long stringy hair, i was kinda scrawny & I wore big dorky glasses. I didn't have many boyfriends....
I never thought Shane paid much attention to me because of that reason, the fact that i was a huge geek. So when he teased me (He liked to make fun of me by calling me "Jolly" instead of Jolie) I never thought he was flirting with me or anything like that. I just laughed because he was trying to be funny or whatever.
I guess i "filled out" after a few years. I've had huge boobs since I was 12 so that was nothing new. But I eventually got contact lenses and started wearing make up. I would see Shane around every once in awhile and he kind of hit on me a tiny bit.
By the time I was 20, Shane was married to a girl I went to school with and I never got along with her. She was always picking on me in junior high, telling people that i "worshipped satan" because I liked Danzig and the Misfits. She started calling me "BJ" because she heard I sucked my boyfriend's dick. &That would be my 1st boyfriend Tim, who coincidentally, was hanging out with Shane and Jessica a lot during the time that this incident occured.
I walked everywhere. Sometimes Shane would pull up beside me, always blaring Green Day's "Nimrod" album, and offer to give me a ride. I always accepted because I knew him pretty well and trusted him even though i knew he was going to flirt with me. By this time I was used to my brother's friends hitting on me, not that I was really hot or anything, that's just the kind of crowd he ran around with, I guess! Shane said some pretty inappropriate things to me (especially for some one who was MARRIED) I just didn't really think much of it and laughed it off. I was in no way ever attracted to him. His wife witnessed him flirting with me and offering me a ride after a show and i think she knew he had a wandering eye.
They both worked at a grocery store. One time my friend Len and I were hanging out with them really late at night. It had to have been after hours because no one was in the store besides us and I recall a lot of shenanigans and wacky stuff happening, like Shane pushing Len around the empty store in shopping cart. They told me a bunch of stories that Tim had told them about me. Of course a lot of them weren't true. Because Tim is a fucking liar. They knew that too but I think it amused them more than anything....I remember Jessica saying to me,"Remember when we used to call you BJ?" I'm like," i remember YOU calling me that" and thinking to myself,"& you're STILL a bitch, ok..." My point is--i did not like Jessica.
So I would see Shane every once in awhile, mostly in passing. Sometime in the fall of 1999, I must have run into him somewhere because he told me that he now own a "tattoo gun" and said he'd tattoo me. I had wanted a tattoo and he knew this, I wanted to cover up the horrible Operation Ivy tattoo I'd done on myself years before....So he lured me over to his apartment with the promise of a tattoo. "Jessica won't be there." He knew that I didn't like her. I didn't think anything of it, i wasn't uncomfortable because I'd known him for 5 or 6 years. I did expect to get hit on by him, however. I was prepared for that.
I assume he came over to my house to come and pick me up and I'm sure I at least told my mom i was going over to his apartment to get tattooed. And if Joseph did know about it, I'm sure he warned me that he might try something, but I already knew that. I wasn't scared. We get there and we're sitting on his couch. And he immediatley starts trying to get it on with me. He sat down on the couch extremely close and put his arm around me. Pretty much begged me to have sex with him and i just said. "NO." He said, "You can get back at Jessica for being mean to you in high school." I'm like, "I don't want to." And I had totally forgotten about this part, I looked at an old zine for reference, his LINE was "Let's watch a porno and get naked." WOW, dude. Really?! So he did NOT score. BUT, I was not leaving there without a tattoo. It was one of the worse tattoos i have ever gotten but i still have it. I have never gotten it covered up. It's MY Name in big, chunky uneven letters. But it's still there ....
I also thought that he was trying to make my ex-boyfriend Tim jealous. Even though he had a girlfriend, everyone knew that he still had feelings for me and Shane wanted to be able to brag to him that he fucked me. I don't know what he told everyone about but I'd like to think that people knew better than to think that i slept with him. But.....i really don't know.
It didn't even really end there. He'd still hit on me if i saw him at bars and shit. One night he again begged me to fuck him and then had MY MOM tell me later that he was "just kidding." He had this friend named Phill that I also kind of knew from when I was younger because he was kind of friends with Joseph, and when i saw him at the bar he would also hit on me. One time, after an extremely BAD YEAR, i think it also might have been after a very bad break up, both Shane and Phill were hitting on me hardcore and kind of fighting over me. Putting their arms around me and getting mad at each other and insulting each other because they both wanted to take me home. It made me feel horrible about myself. I went home (ALONE) and cried.
Story #4 Wayne the cop
Here is another story that I don't really know how to feel about, because he did sexualize me but i encouraged it. It's more about that fact that he was a police officer and he was very innappropiate with me. I saw it as "fun" and "funny" because i was 22 at the time. I was having fun and liked attention and encouraged him to flirt with me.
I met Wayne at the local bar that I would frequent. He was always telling me how hot I was and was always buying me drinks. Both of my parents would be out at the same bar at the same time as I was because that's what we all did on the weekends, we weren't there together but it's always where we'd all end up. (Except for the nights that i did go out with my mom because we liked to do karaoke together) Evidently, Wayne thought I was under age and I was there with my parents! They left one time and he wanted to buy me a drink but didn't want to do it himself because he thought I was under 21! So...even though he thought i was underage he had no problem plying me with alcohol, smacking me on the ass & relentlessly hitting on me....
Not only that, he tried to get me to go have sex with him-- IN AN ALLEY. I asked him,"What kind of cop are you?!" His reply? "A HORNY one." He did this every time that I saw him. I would just giggle and flirt with him because he bought me drinks. It didn't mean that i wanted to make out with him. And it never went any further than that. But he did pull over in his police car a few times just to hit on me if he saw me walking down the street when he was on duty.
You can get a copy of this zine on Etsy: The Escapist Artist # 53