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  1. Dec 2016
    1. I'll tell you what I want, what I really, really want

      The Spice Girls wanted to promote girl power and show its okay to be a powerful women.

    2. If you want my future, forget my pastIf you wanna get with me, better make it fastNow don't go wasting my precious timeGet your act together we could be just fine

      The Spice Girls wanted to show girls that they could be in power. That they didn't always have to listen to a boy and follow what he says.

    3. Ha ha ha ha ha

      The song "Wannabe" influenced girls to stand up for themselves. The Spice Girls paved a pathway of feminism and started the fight for women equality.

    4. Spice Girls

  2. Nov 2016
    1. Wannabe

      Thesis: The song is about not always having to choose a boy over your friends. The Spice Girls stood for women equality and feminism. They believed girls should be seen as equal to men or even superior.

    1. "Between 1990 and 1996, there was a real lull when it came to female pop stars," says Peter Levine. "If we put a female on the cover of Top of the Pops magazine, our circulation would drop."

      The Spice Girls made a name for female groups, and when they topped the charts it was because they deserved it.

    2. "'Feminism,' at the time, was a word that no one really used," she says. "It just wasn't in the atmosphere then, as a word—or as a force. Certainly, during the Britpop period, there were very few really kitschy, colorful female voices at all. It was very male-dominated."

      Spice Girls made feminism a common word, they made it so they dominated the Britpop, not men.

    3. "Girl power was a mission," she says. "It was like, 'We feel like this, and we believe there is a whole generation of girls who feel like this, too.'"

      The spice Girls took something they knew the generation of girls believed in, feminism; and they showed them that it was okay to have "girl power" and to believe in yourself.

    4. "In the 90s, there was this huge backlash against feminism," she said. "There was this belief that women were already equal. I was worried about feminism. My sister and I were the first people in my family to go to college. It felt really important to share the knowledge I was getting at school with people who wanted to go to school—even people who believed that feminism is only about having hairy legs and hating men. There's a stereotype that all feminists are kind of joyless."

      She wanted other girls to know it was okay to have an education, and to have power over men and be equal in their eyes, not just societies eyes. That it was okay to have an opinion on feminism that wasn't the same as everyone else.

    1. But ultimately, the band’s push for “Girl Power” phenomenon was the first, small, step towards a pop culture landscape where feminism is discussed openly and frequently,

      They started the movement of feminism in women stars and always pushed for it.

    2. What was so brilliant about the Spice Girls formula was that it not only promoted female empowerment and friendship, but also the concept that women could exist in all forms and still thrive.

      Influenced women to thrive and showed them that they can do anything on their own.

    3. but with it the Spice Girls were equally subversive, making music that focused on female friendship, solidarity, and self-expression that was accessible and catchy.

      Spice girls made music that influenced women and girls, with their lyrics being about friendship and showing girls that they are superior.