Women have made significant contributions to punk rock music and its subculture since its inception in the s. This participation played a role in the historical development of punk music, especially in the U. Rock historian Helen Reddington wrote that the popular image of young punk women musicians as focused on the fashion aspects of the scene fishnet stockings, spiky blond hair, etc. She states that many, if not all women punks were more interested in the ideology and socio-political implications, rather than the fashion.
From garage rock to grunge, queercore to riot grrrls, anarchists to No Wave enthusiasts, the punk word has always been a place rife with rebellion, grit and safety pins. Every part anti-authoritarian as it is D. Mohawks and electric guitars optional.