Year 13, Book 35

35. 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality by Allison Yarrow

Yarrow examines the way powerful women were treated in the 90s by the media and by the culture at large. She looks at political figures like Hillary Clinton and Janet Reno, musical artists like Courtney Love, women who became sensationalized through court cases like Marcia Clark and Anita Hill, and even the reaction to powerful fictional women like Murphy Brown. This was a really good book that made me really angry about how women were treated and still treated. I remember everything the author talks about in the book and was mad at myself for knowing that I too bought into the media narratives that were being sold to the public about these women at the time that still resonate with where our country is today. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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