On the sexism endured from music journalists: "Women musicians can wear whatever they want. They can be virtuosos or hardly know how to play at all. They can be all kinds of things, experience all emotions, everything, all the time, all at once. Babes in Toyland don't need to talk girl-power to the press; we are living it. Watch us, ladies. Start your own band. Do whatever you love. The writers call us Babe-ra-ham Lincolns, Babes Ruthless, Babes in the Woods. I don't care. Call us Boobs in Buttland if you want. Just realize that Kat [Bjelland] will throw a bottle at your sorry self if you piss her off. She will. She'll aim right for your head. And I'll be standing right there behind her."

From "I Live Inside: Memoirs of a Babe in Toyland," by Michelle Leon, ©Minnesota Historical Society Press.