Op-Ed: Nirvana’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Feminism.

April 12, 2014
Op-Ed: Nirvana’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Feminism.

As you may have heard, Nirvana was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this past Thursday.  And to close out the evening’s awards ceremony, Dave Grohl, Pat Smear, and Krist Novoselic did something pretty phenomenal – rather than finding some faux-Cobanian guy or run-of-the-mill rock god to handle the lead vocals, they played four songs with four different frontwomen. And now the internet is full of dudes whining about how those “girls” screwed up what the public had expected to be just another testosterone-tinted exercise in cock-strutting nostalgia. Granted, the complainers aren’t coming entirely from out in left field – one doesn’t usually look to the Rock & Roll Hall as a showcase for women.  The selection committee has historically had a pretty strong “rockist” bent, enshrining group after group of...
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