M: For instance, there were always women of color in (and around) riot grrrl, but they were never a central part of the story of riot grrrl. Reviving riot grrrl would entail “correcting” that omission, but then it would be something else, something new.
Oh yes, there were so many other feminisms from that moment in time that are not similarly enshrined. The early ’90s also saw an amazing creative and intellectual hip hop feminist movement! And that is still going strong.
C: YES. YES. YES.
M: Changing, evolving, etc. So why does riot grrrl become the only punk feminism, and the only popular feminism, that is subject to calls of revival?
C: Because third-wave feminism can sometimes be a rehash of the second-wave. Those who don’t know their history are doomed to repeat it, etc etc.
M: Yes, exactly. (I say this as someone who identified as an anarchist feminist at the time, but who had amazing, and often troubled, conversations with and around riot grrrl.)”