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*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_grrrl
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*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_grrrl

The design of the Riot Girrrl Zines from the 90's was influenced by the historical context of the late 90's. Feminists felt a need to be more disruptive since women were not being taken seriously in some ways in spite of previous feminist efforts. This can be seen in the following ways:
*The use of cut-outs to show that the way women were being treated was a throw-back to the way women were treated in the 60's.
*The cut-outs, jagged lines, sharp edges were used to illustrate the radical feelings of the feminists.
*The use of provocative images were used to jar readers into realizing that actions toward women often go unnoticed since they become so normal.
*Limiting the color to black and white illustrates that women are still confined by old patriarchal standards.
*The design overall has a 60's radical feel to it, again to be disruptive and provide an in-your-face tone to get people's attention.
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*Create a list of the historical elements that help to explain the design of the document (You don't have to cover all of these. Just pick the ones that work for your document.)
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*Create a list (minimum 5 points) of the historical elements that help to explain the design of the document. (You don't have to cover all of these. Just pick the ones that work for your document.)
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Find at least one source that talks about the historical context for your document and post the Works Cited information on your list.
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**Political
**Cultural
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**Politics
**Culture
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**Education
**Religion
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How Does History Affect the Design of Documents?

*Choose a decade
*Choose a text based document (at least 50% text but you want it to have images too) created during that period
*Create a list of the historical elements that help to explain the design of the document (You don't have to cover all of these. Just pick the ones that work for your document.)
**Political
**Cultural
**Important Events

Example: The Riot Grrrl Zines from the 90's
*http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/fales/riotgrrrltest.html
*http://pitchfork.com/news/49552-the-riot-grrrl-collection-at-nyu-is-getting-a-book/
*http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/04/sheil-heti-zine-riot-grrrl-library.html?mid=twitter_thecutblog#slideshow=/slideshows/2013/04/04/brillantine.slideshow.json|currentSlide=00016
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_grrrl