I was just looking at the CNN homepage and thinking there is a kind of valley-girl chatter tone to a lot of the headlines. I credit the “Valley Girl Intelligentsia” of 90s zines with making the tone of discourse in media more casual. And I am not in graduate school, so I can just throw that out there and don’t have to prove it.
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No, really, I’m curious. To me, it seems like Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville, Kathleen Hanna and the Bikini Kill fanzines, Lisa Carver’s zine Rollerderby, and a whole ton of other ’90s stuff (Pump Up the Volume?) had a really profound effect on the culture — on relationships between men and women, on music, on literature — but maybe I’m crazy and you and I are the only people with these things on our bookshelves?