Fembot

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Fembot is a zine created by Gary Fembot from San Francisco.

Gary Fembot released this cut and paste, photocopied zine in the 1990's.

In the introduction to Fembot, Gary writes, "Hi this is Fembot and it's about digging girls who are in bands or bands with girls in them and this is from a queer point of view if ya need to know". Various issues include lists of bands with girls, such as Fizzbombs, Rosehips, Vultures, Cavegurls, and The Pleasure Seekers. Bands from the 1950's to the 1990's are covered here. Also included are record reviews and reviews of shows such as Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Fifth Column, Glen Meadmore and others. One issue features an article by Jeffery Kennedy entitled "Sophisticated Boom Boom: The Shangri-Las, Gender Maligning and the Thrill of It All". There are articles on other topics as well, such as a piece by Gary called "Shoplifting: the big moral dilemma and the Fembot solution", an editorial against colleges, self defense for women and queers, personal stories from Gary's past and a reprint of a National Enquirer article, "The Pansy From Planet X".

Gary Fembot was also a member of the band Sta-Prest. He released three issues of Fembot, after which the title was changed to "Jam While You Cram".