I have to say, this was a lot better than I thought it would be. My best friend hounded me for ages, begging me to start listening to Ani. Hey, I love Tori and Alanis, so Ani DiFranco ought to be the next member of my Goddesses of Music Pantheon.
So I listened. I've heard most of Ani's music, but never owned one of her CDS. Out of Range was my first. I enjoyed several of the tracks ("If He Tries Anything" will forever be the song I associate with Charles de Lint's Crow Girls). However...it only reinforced, in my mind, the kind of militant feminism that has made Ani so poular, and, to my mind, so irritating. It's as though she believes that every man in the world is an abusive, wife-beating, child molester, and that all women are inherently spunky, sweet creatures who need to find their own fire. Perhaps the reason I dislike her so much is that I found my own a long time ago.