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I had no idea when I was living through it what a relatively golden time the 1990's were for women. But I see it now in retrospect.

Me too and it isn’t like sexism and misogyny had disappeared from the landscape but we had hope that things would continue to get better. Now we have this instead.

I didn't realize how many female role models I had in the 90s who weren't selling sex as their primary value. I miss that. I feel like once the spice girls came on the scene in the late 90s, it's been downhill ever since.

It really did seem like things might get better didn’t it? I try and question myself to make certain that I’m not doing a “things were better in the old days thing” because I was young myself. I don’t think so. Nobody would have dared call us menstruaters or birthing bodies and all of the material consequences that come from this thinking.