Feminism: Girl Power

For the next generation, feminism is being sold as glitz and image. But what do the girls really want?

If you want my future, forget my past. If you wanna get with me, better make it fast... I won't be hasty, I'll give you a try, If you really bug me then I'll say goodbye... --From Wannabe by the Spice Girls

So you're hoping the Spice Girls are history. Well, alas, they are. The bustier-busting sloganeering they purveyed is the touchstone for much of what passes for commercial feminism nowadays, especially the kind marketed to the demographic group the Spices are proudly empowering: preteen and teenage girls. Or "grrrls," as that tiresome battle growl goes. Is this the future of...

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