Where else could they belong? Not in their high school, with the arcane codes and social norms that struck Angie [Hart] and her friends as fake and pointless. And not with their families, where drugs, abuse, and domestic dysfunction often made home feel like one more thing that had to be escaped. After surveying all the possibilities available to them -- God, sports, drugs and booze, conforming to the culture around them -- they had chosen punk. Punk made sense to these girls; it was one of the only things that did.
-- Sara Marcus, Girls to the Front, p. 134-135