In her book 90s Bitch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality, Allison Yarrow looks at the way society in the 1990s reduced – or “bitchified” – women like former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who had a consensual sexual relationship with then US President Bill Clinton. Photo: ReutersIn her book 90s Bitch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality, Allison Yarrow looks at the way society in the 1990s reduced – or “bitchified” – women like former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who had a consensual sexual relationship with then US President Bill Clinton. Photo: Reuters
In her book 90s Bitch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality, Allison Yarrow looks at the way society in the 1990s reduced – or “bitchified” – women like former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who had a consensual sexual relationship with then US President Bill Clinton. Photo: Reuters

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The 1990s, decade that failed women – ask Monica Lewinsky – and why they are still paying for lost promise of ‘girl power’

  • In new book, author Allison Yarrow considers how society reduced – or ‘bitchified’ – women, and how, the more they assumed power, the faster it was taken away
  • This decade of Monica Lewinsky, Anita Hill, Courtney Love and Roseanne Barr was one hostile to women who defied social expectations

Topic |   Books and Literature
In her book 90s Bitch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality, Allison Yarrow looks at the way society in the 1990s reduced – or “bitchified” – women like former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who had a consensual sexual relationship with then US President Bill Clinton. Photo: ReutersIn her book 90s Bitch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality, Allison Yarrow looks at the way society in the 1990s reduced – or “bitchified” – women like former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who had a consensual sexual relationship with then US President Bill Clinton. Photo: Reuters
In her book 90s Bitch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality, Allison Yarrow looks at the way society in the 1990s reduced – or “bitchified” – women like former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who had a consensual sexual relationship with then US President Bill Clinton. Photo: Reuters
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