Following on from this discussion of the Spice Girls, the Halifax News (in Canada, not UK) has an interesting article on the “Perversion of Girl Power”. Including this:

“The Spice Girls and that whole era of MTV feminism … really trivialized power,” says Patricia Leavy, director of the gender studies program at Stonehill College in Massachusetts. “As a result, ‘girl power’ is a joke to (today’s young women). It just means deciding who you want to have sex with, or if you want to have sex. That’s what they think power is.”