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'Revenge Of The She-Punks' Sets Out To Rectify A Gender Imbalance

In a new book, punk scholar Vivien Goldman traces the formation, rise and global reach of punk rock — demonstrating women's central place within it.
Pussy Riot performs during a show as part of the Festival Ceremonia 2019 at Foro Pegaso on April 6 in Toluca, Mexico. Source: Medios y Media

Punk rock might be a relatively young genre, but the legend of its history has already become more or less solidified.

Ask what makes punk punk and you'll probably get a story that starts in 1970s London, or maybe New York; you'll get The Sex Pistols, The Ramones or The Clash; counterculture, anti-establishment and leather jackets.

Would you hear about bashing the wage gap? Shutting down slut-shaming? Or even Patti Smith? If not, veteran punk (and punk scholar) Vivien Goldman has news for you. In Goldman sets out to rectify

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