"America is a very feminised place. Popular culture is permeated with a sense of female solidarity,...Today’s sentiment is vague and hard to put a finger on but we all know it when we see it. It is about empathy and encouragement rather than emancipation. It is widely accepted, even taken for granted, by everyone everywhere. And it is a sentiment that exists across the political spectrum. From Oprah to the Disney Channel, from the pop charts to Hollywood, ‘girl power’ is very much part of the norm."
- From Helen Searls, writing in Spiked!