Episode 45: How to Free the 90s Bitch
The 1990s were supposed to be the "decade of women," but it became all about the bitches instead. Caroline and Cristen put on their velvet chokers for a feminist 90s-nostalgia trip with journalist Allison Yarrow (90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality), through the bitchification backlash and its leading unladies like Monica Lewinsky, Lorena Bobbitt, and Tonya Harding.
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