Allison Yarrow - 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality — in conversation with Garance Franke-Ruta — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

As #MeToo goes head-to-head with a culture of anti-feminist backlash, Yarrow revisits the 1990s to show how we got here. Often perceived as a breakout period of “girl power,” the decade of Anita Hill, Marcia Clarke, Courtney Love, Roseanne Barr, and Hillary Clinton was notably hostile to women who defied social expectations. In this sharp and thorough analysis, Yarrow, an award-winning journalist, 2017 TED fellow, and producer of the Vice documentary “Misconception,” examines the historical, political, and cultural forces that caused these bold and brave women not to be treated like the trailblazers and truth-tellers they were, but to be shamed and vilified by the media.

Yarrow will be in conversation with Garance Franke-Ruta, Washington editor of Yahoo News and editor in chief of Yahoo Politics.


Garance Franke-Ruta has been a political journalist and editor in Washington, D.C, for more than two decades. During that time she has covered four presidential campaigns and worked as editor in chief of Yahoo Politics, senior editor at The Atlantic, and national online politics editor at The Washington Post. She is currently working on her first book.


Allison Yarrow is an award-winning journalist and National Magazine Award finalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Vox, and many others. She is the author of 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and The Failed Promise of Gender Equality. She was a 2017 TED resident and is a 2018 grantee of the International Women’s Media Foundation. She produced the Vice documentary “Misconception,” and has appeared on the Today show, MSNBC, NPR and more. Allison was raised in Macon, Georgia and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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ISBN: 9780062412348
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 19th, 2018

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