March 4, 1985
Girls just want to have fun, too, so they gate-crashed the rock scene. "As one of the most influential strongholds of knee-jerk misogyny, the rock scene has long cried out for women with power, ideas and an independent sense of style. Now, it seems, they're emerging one after another. Many of the new women rockers do a lot more than sing. They play their own instruments, write their own songs, control their own careers...With their costumes and come-ons, their thoughtfulness and their wit, their dopey hairdos and varied musical styles, they're turning old ideas about pop's feminine mystique inside out and upside down."