Far from being a celebration of feminism, the phrase ‘girl power’ betrayed women and should now be retired

There have been many wrongs committed in the name of female emancipation, but none of them are quite so enduring, pervasive or widely abused as the phrase trotted out by the chief executive of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) last week.

5th July, 2008

There have been many wrongs committed in the name of female emancipation, but none of them are quite so enduring, pervasive or widely abused as the phrase trotted out by the chief executive of the Road Safety Authority (RSA) last week.

Speaking at the launch of an undoubtedly well-intentioned campaign to get young male drivers to slow down, Noel Brett called on their sisters and girlfriends to employ ‘girl power’ and refuse to get in...

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