29 Reasons Why Girl Power Is Back

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    Bloomers, suffragettes, bicycles. Gloria Steinem, "bra burning," The Feminine Mystique. The Spice Girls, Kathleen Hanna, sex-positivity. Marissa Mayer, Girls, wedge sneakers?

    We don't want to seem presumptuous, but we have the distinct feeling that we're on the cusp of yet another wave of music, conversation, media, political discourse, and fashion that makes it easier — and much more enticing — to become the best possible versions of the women we are.

    Call it the return of Girl Power, call it fourth wave of feminism, whatever, but we haven't felt this empowered and electrified since we saw Bikini Kill live in the mid-'90s. To prove our point, we've come up with the 29 recent events, trends, people, and moments that we think best signify this new cultural movement. Fingers crossed it's here to stay....

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