Feminist Lyrical Analysis

The HC Punk scene was a notoriously adolescent-driven boy’s club. Typically, women who wanted to participate were oriented by their HC male peers toward zine production and promotion – that is if they were promoted beyond the role of “band member’s girlfriend.” How did the lyrics of HC Punk music solidify women’s back-seat role in this grassroots art movement? Through conducting a qualitative lyrical analysis with Atlas.ti, the HC punk scene as verbalized by the bands therein will be investigated with this project.