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Ke$ha’s New Video and its ’90s-Womanly Style

In the '90s, as now, glitter=power.

Hey Kara, your g.f. Ke$ha has a new video. New York magazine suffers from the common ’90s amnesia and claims glitter and hard-core-ness are mutually exclusive. As Cher would say, as if! And yet, I am still not as into Ke$ha as you are. I think it’s because I am too New-Yorky to appreciate the West Coast.

Watch it here because I can’t figure out how to embed Vevo. As consolation, here are a couple of screen grabs. Continue reading

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“Lisa, You’re Not Sprinkling Your Sparkles”

Kara, a smart reader just wrote in and said,

I’m biased because I’m only 20 now, but Lisa Simpson was my favourite 90s feminist icon, although I didn’t really understand feminism until I was about fourteen. Is Lisa Simpson a 90swoman? I mean, what about this?

I’m going to say yes, Lisa Simpson would qualify as a ’90s woman, even though she didn’t get to grow up and flourish into a Liz Phair-listening, cracked-nailpolish-wearing Antioch-Rules-discussing young lady. She was well on her way.

Jezebel called her a feminist hero, and ran this (great but slightly volume-wonky) montage of her most feminist moments.┬áBest is when Malibu Stacy’s vacuousness radicalizes Lisa and she gets in trouble for smarting off and avoiding glitter. Continue reading

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