Kathleen Hanna Smells Like Teen Spirit

Something you know: Kathleen Hanna rules. As a member of 90s punk band Bikini Kill and electro-new wave feminist group Le Tigre, Hanna is basically one of the founding mothers of the riot grrrl music scene, although she’ll humbly deny it if you ask her.

Something you may not know: Hanna also coined the phrase “Smells Like Teen Spirit” after getting drunk and playing lookout for Kurt Cobain while he spray painted “GOD IS GAY” on a fake women’s health clinic. I could go into it, but you should probably hear the full story from her (as well as a cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and a reprisal of “Rebel Girl).

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  1. What is funnier then this video/story is the crap that Courtney Love said after it went viral. She went on a 4523452345 tweet rant about how Kurt HATED Kathleen and how she thinks Kathleen is just trying to profit from his death. I LOLLED.

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