British girl group the Spice Girls in the 1990s. Picture: AFP
Lisa Lim
Opinion

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Language Matters by Lisa Lim

How the Spice Girls redefined girl power in the 1990s, reclaiming the word ‘girl’ for female strength

On the International Day of the Girl Child, marked by the United Nations since 2012, we look at how the word ‘girl’, which can have derogatory connotations, is being redefined

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British girl group the Spice Girls in the 1990s. Picture: AFP
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