If there’s one character that’s come to define Love’s songs, it’s the defiant dirty girl who takes the blame.
Love’s former frenemy in early band Sugar Baby Doll, Kat Bjelland, went on to form Babes In Toyland.
Similarly interested in subverting the idea of the victim was the original riot grrrl, Kathleen Hanna.
There’s no doubt about it: we’re better at acknowledging the sexual abuse of children these days.
How could we not be, with blockbuster investigations against Woody Allen, Jimmy Savile, Robert Hughes and Rolf Harris turned into clickbait?
But we talk about the topic in terms of disgraced celebrities, symbols of hope and dedicated days.
We read about it either in news reports, or in op-eds cluttered with trigger warnings.