Eeeeveryone remembers the Spice Girls, that five member female-pop-band that exploded with fame around 1995. Every little girl (and even some boys) favoured one of Baby , Ginger, Posh, Sporty, or Scary Spice. Back then, it was simple - The Spice Girls had fun, looked good, sang well (ish), and of course, had GIRL POWER.
On a more serious note, as a former fan of the group, I will also admit that I am utterly ashamed of myself (and my parents!) for allowing me to get caught up in this crap. How could I have possibly looked up to a group of women who had little talent, little brains (ie – Spice World) , and, to be frank, little clothing? What’s even worse - The Spice Girls’ idea of 'girl power' seems to have set the stage for female singers of today too– drugged out Britney Spears at the VMA’s anyone?
To end this on a more positive note, I would like to confirm that I do not believe all female role models fail at life. (that was just the Spice Girls) In fact, as my (female!) classmate and author of Killer Queen’s shows, there’s enough awesome gals out there to recognize to keep a steady blog goin!
…Now THAT’S my idea of Girl Power!