Authors: Paula Guerra and Luiza Bittencourt
This chapter examines women’s participation at the Portuguese punk scene, proposing the analysis of the use of fanzines as alternative media able to spread feminist narratives. So, through the words and pictures of the Portuguese punk fanzines – X.cute, Modern Girl, Global Riot, Sisterly,! Mulberry !, Icecreamstar and Cuecas Quentes, we will show the strength of a (symbolic) resistance of the Portuguese punk women. This approach will allow us to show the existence of an imaginary structure of equality within an actual scenario of inequality and reproduction of society’s general standards. The theoretical discussion involved has authors dealing with themes related to the feminism; the punk movement (Guerra 2013; Guerra & Bennett 2015; Laing, 1985; Hebdige, 1979); to the riot grrrl scene (McRobbie & Garber; 1987; McRobbie) and to the universe of alternative media and fanzines (Dannus, 2013; Triggs, 2006, 2010; Worley, 2015).
Keywords: gender, punk, fanzines, Portugal, difference, alternative media.