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37: Deep Thoughts About The Spice Girls (+ Spice World!)

Updated: Jul 2

April 23, 2024

I really really really wanna zig-a-zig-AH!

On this week’s episode of Deep Thoughts, Tracie and Emily delve into the global phenomenon of the Spice Girls. Tracie explains how she saw the inevitability of Spicy world domination while living in London in 1997 and decided to embrace the manufactured pop group’s grrl power, despite feeling leery of the mixed messages these sexualized young women were sending. Though the group became a feminism gateway for a number of young girls (and inspired Adele!) and emphasized the importance of friendship and solidarity, the sisters do have to grapple with the reality of Scary and Baby Spice’s horrifying nicknames and the overwhelming body scrutiny the women were subjected to.

Here’s the story from A to Z–you gotta throw on your headphones and listen carefully!

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Content warning: Mentions of eating disorders

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