"Hot Topic" as written by and Johanna Fateman Kathleen M Hanna....
Hot topic is the way that we rhyme
Hot topic is the way that we rhyme
One step behind the drum style
One step behind the drum style

Carol Rama and Eleanor Antin
Yoko Ono and Carolee Schneeman
You're getting old, that's what they'll say, but
Don't give a damn I'm listening anyway

Stop, don't you stop
I can't live if you stop
Don't you stop

Gretchen Phillips and Cibo Matto
Leslie Feinberg and Faith Ringgold
Mr. Lady, Laura Cottingham
Mab Segrest and The Butchies, man
Don't stop

Don't you stop
We won't stop
Don't you stop

So many roads and so much opinion
So much shit to give in, give in to
So many rules and so much opinion
So much bullshit but we won't give in

Stop, we won't stop
Don't you stop
I can't live if you stop

Tammy Rae Carland and Sleater-Kinney
Vivienne Dick and Lorraine O'Grady
Gayatri Spivak and Angela Davis
Laurie Weeks and Dorothy Allison

Stop, don't you stop
Please don't stop
We won't stop

Gertrude Stein, Marlon Riggs, Billie Jean King, Ut, DJ Cuttin Candy, David Wojnarowicz, Melissa York, Nina Simone, Ann Peebles, Tammy Hart, The Slits, Hanin Elias, Hazel Dickens, Cathy Sissler, Shirley Muldowney, Urvashi Vaid, Valie Export, Cathy Opie, James Baldwin, Diane Dimassa, Aretha Franklin, Joan Jett, Mia X, Krystal Wakem, Kara Walker, Justin Bond, Bridget Irish, Juliana Lueking, Cecilia Dougherty, Ariel Skrag, The Need, Vaginal Creme Davis, Alice Gerard, Billy Tipton, Julie Doucet, Yayoi Kusama, Eileen Myles

Oh no no no don't stop stop


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"Hot Topic" as written by Kathleen M Hanna Johanna Fateman

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  • +2
    General CommentThis one's pretty obvious, right? It's just about powerful women; women who have made a difference and who, the band hopes, will continue to do so.
    iheartnitzon April 21, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHappy International Day of the Woman ladies!
    DeadDiscoon March 08, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOh yeah, also Canada's National Playlist featured this song - Much VJ Hannah Sung spoke about how important a song it was from a feminist perspective
    DeadDiscoon March 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHanin Elias :3
    rxchyon March 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYup, that it is. it's an awwwesome song as well.
    mass-romanticon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe there's only two comments! this song is awwwweeeesome!!!
    Hysteriaon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rooles...obviously about strong ladies,feminists women who have made a difference
    angrygirliemusicon January 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song always makes me teary.
    calculationson April 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm so stoked they mentioned Eileen Myles. Eileen has been such an influence of mine, and now i'm lucky enough to be in one of her poetry classes...she's so awesome, and so is this song!
    Lilypad49on April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just want to correct almost all of you:
    this is a shout out, not to women but to activists, whether they be feminist or queer, people who've made a difference in the community.
    i'm pretty sure (like really sure) justin bond is male-identified for example.
    (i'm really glad they mention him shortbus=amazing justin=gorgeous!)
    riotboi.on September 06, 2007   Link

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