More on "Girl Power"

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.”