Punk poet Patti Smith became so disgruntled with sexist hecklers mocking her carefully crafted verses during performances, she began spitting on the stage to silence them. The EASTER rocker was a regular at defunct New York City club CBGB in the 1970s, but many male audience members believed a woman's place was still in the home. So Smith decided to use her saliva skills to prove she was not a woman to be messed with. She tells PageSix.com, "When I started in the mid-1970s trying to read my poems like P**S FACTORY, I'd get hecklers. "Drunks yelled, 'Go back to the kitchen, bitch.' So I'd just spit on the stage. I was a good spitter. That stopped them. I was nicknamed 'the keeper of the phlegm'."