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I heard it was inspired by a friend. Kathleen Hanna: It was inspired by a bunch of friends. Bikini Kill was living in D.
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When my daughter was in her punk band, they did. I never knew whose clothes I was washing. But actually, when we wrote that song, the band was not getting along very. And Beautiful adult seeking sex personals Springfield Massachusetts think that's really interesting, because there's this total myth — especially when you have more than one woman in a band — that our friendship being really great is so important for us to be artistically productive.
Sometimes our friendship was really bad: We weren't communicating great, people weren't adjusting to D. But we still wrote the song that everybody likes the best during that time period.
I think this correlates really well to what rock camps try to teach girls. At rock camp you have to form a band, and by the end of the week, write a song and perform it on stage.
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You aren't necessarily going to get along with the girls in your band — and all those emotions happen in hyperdrive at camp. Twelve-year-old girls are expected to have girl power and be friends Grannies Callington sex support each other at all times, but then there's the dark side of that, right?
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It seems to work for that age. Well, also, it's a song about not having to decide.
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