Ten Best Female Punks Ever

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Yes, Peaches is wearing a suit of titties with doll heads. That's punk rock.

The music industry is a male-dominated business. And though punk rock disturbs the status-quo, it's no exception to paternal rule.

That being said, it is one of the most open and inviting genres in music. With the right attitude, anyone can be a punk rocker, and plenty of ladies have put their edge on the feminine mystique.

We can't fit all the punkest pussies on this list, but we wanted to give a special shout out to the rawest in the bunch.

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Joan Jett
This black-hearted beauty has been in the game for decades. Her career jump-started as the guitarist in girl group The Runaways when she was 17. Their feisty jail-bait attitudes were catchy and in-your-face, and they hit the road opening for Cheap Trick, Ramones, Van Halen, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers before their reign was over. Joan Jett went on to an even more successful solo career, penning classic rock anthems "I Love Rock'n'Roll," "Bad Reputation," and "I Hate Myself For Loving You," among others. To this day, the 55 year old continues to record and rock live audiences, and she even finds time to piss off the normies with her staunch vegetarianism and hyper-environmentalist views.

Debbie Harry
Blondie's lead singer is the Head Bitch in Charge. No one can deny the eminence of little miss Deborah Harry. The New York bombshell was the darling of artists and designers, the ferocious frontwoman of one of the biggest rock acts of the '70s, and the muse and idol of generations of women looking to break out of the mold. With Blondie, she helped push the boundaries of music, merging punk with hip hop, disco, reggea, and more for a sound that was always fresh and radio ready without having to bend to the will of record execs. Blondie took a break in '82 after almost a decade of hits but got back together in '97 through to now. They recently performed as special guests on the Daily Show, proving Debbie Harry and her fellas can still get the kids excited. We know it can't last forever, and as they say, the tide is high, but we're holding on.

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