The alt-rock icon and ‘Only Happy When It Rains’ singer was talking to Vice Magazine about the impact of feminism on music in the ’90s.
“I always hated the term Girl Power,” said Manson. “At the time, I found the Spice Girls abhorrent”.
She continued: “I was 30 when they came out I guess…[But] I felt they were written for, and controlled by, men, who had come up with a marketing slogan and put these girls together. It was pretending to be women taking control, but none of them took control, they weren’t writing, they weren’t producing, they weren’t playing…I found it a sham.”
Explaining the definition of the term, Geri Halliwell added: “Girl Power was a mission. It was like, ‘We feel like this, and we believe there is a whole generation of girls who feel like this, too.'”
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