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Say What? Joan Jett on Women and Rock 'N' Roll

Say What? Joan Jett on Women and Rock 'N' Roll


"I think some of our lyrics that might be considered angry, if they were sung by a guy, they'd be called passionate or intense."

— Rock legend Joan Jett in Esquire on double standards in the music industry. She was a just a teenager when she performed with other teens in the band The Runaways. The band's story is being turned into a movie starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning.

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sloane220 sloane220 7 years
and right, women aren't as allowed as men to act assertively without being called a b*tch.
sloane220 sloane220 7 years
she's SO hot.
sloane220 sloane220 7 years
she's SO hot.
penguins268 penguins268 7 years
Love her!
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Love her!
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
I think I hear "angry" describe rock/metal lyrics more often than "passionate" or "intense"... no matter what the gender of the group's frontman is.
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