In the early to mid 1990's, it was cool to be a hard rock band made entirely of females.
Seriously. This was a thing. And, for some reason, it was a novelty.
L7 was no novelty act. L7 was four very talented women who knew how to rock and rock hard. That doesn't mean their music didn't have feeling. Take this song, the band's biggest hit. Donita Sparks (primary vocalist on the song) wrote this while going through a devastating breakup. It was easier for her to pretend that the guy was dead - that helped her cope. Thus, a song was born.