Hannah Mudge suggests in “’90s Nostalgia: Are We Ignoring the Prsent?” that a ’90s revival is going on and it is destructively nostalgic. And dude, we are totally in the article-montage of backward-lookingness.
She writes: “We have 90sWoman, the blog where Kara Jesella and Ada Calhoun discuss being female in the ’90s and just how awesome it was.”
This made me think: (1) We have to talk more explicitly about the ways in which the ’90s sucked. And (2) How awesome is it that we are part of a problematic cultural trend? You get drunk at a show and start a blog and a few months later you’re getting people concerned about mis-written history. And (3) I would like to point out that, ahem, we said months ago that in a lot of ways today’s lady musicians are way more feminist and interesting than the ’90s ones. Or at least I think I said that and then we started to argue about it and got distracted by Beyonce. Or EMP. Or plaid.