Main article: Women in music Musicologist Caroline Polk O'Meara has written that female experience, feminism and taking a pro-woman stance empowered women's participation in punk rock beginning in the s. Some men thought that this legislation put them at a loss and felt that women were taking away positions that traditionally belonged to men. This, and the election of Margaret Thatcher , led many young women who felt disenfranchised to the up-and-coming punk rock music scene. Artists like Suzi Quatro are considered to be major influences in the early British punk culture. Quatro refused to be sexualized by the media and indirectly dealt with the issue of sexism by embracing a tough, rocker persona while producing music that could thrive in the mainstream. Bands like X-Ray Spex and The Slits took this feminist rock culture and combined it with a more two-fisted style of music.
Odds are good that every time she looks into the crowd at a concert, she'll see a veritable ocean of tween and teen girls wearing her hair color of the moment and their best approximation of her latest fashion style. It's definitely a strange feeling. It goes from being kind of cool at first to a little freaky. Today, Paramore is among the few groups still capable of selling seven figures' worth of albums Riot! This fact has reportedly caused tension among the boys in the band, and though Williams is careful to credit them early and often, she's the one who has to deal with her own clone army, not to mention the pressure of being seen as a role model.