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Hole: Belting Out That Most Unfeminine Emotion

Simon Reynolds, New York Times, The, 9 February 1992

SUSAN FALUDI, the author of Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women, said recently in a magazine interview that "anger is not something that's an admirable trait in woman, whereas the angry young man is a hero." Rock music abounds with belligerent expressions of male fury. But where are the angry female rockers? For the most part, female rock musicians have voiced either forlorn vulnerability (10,000 Maniacs) or, at best, defiance and aloof autonomy (Sinead O'Connor).

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