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Tehmina Pirzada

, shopping, wearing make-up, and occasionally skipping class. However, her desire to challenge the status quo that marginalizes people is what makes her extraordinary. In Going Gogi (2009), we see Gogi working in a village and talking about the hard (often

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Their Journey to Triumphant Activism

14 Young Women Speak Out

Nokukhanya Ngcobo

the film and in society in general. In this way, they were being sensitized and challenged to think differently about men and women and gender power relations. In the class discussions, the learners openly expressed their views on issues of violence

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Melanie Kennedy and Natalie Coulter

girls themselves and pays attention to the cultures, objects, and spaces produced by tween girls. While these articles reveal the ways in which girls engage with, negotiate, and resist the framing of the tween as, largely, a white, middle-class

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Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris

receive special status in an academy that often promotes a metrics-led competitive individualism. Furthermore, we are aware that, across the academy, being a woman, being black, and being from working-class heritage is likely to result in lower academic

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The Girl in the GIF

Reading the Self into Girlfriendship

Akane Kanai

indeed, assumptions of sameness and universality may be derived from a perspective linked to dominant classed and raced social locations ( Kanai 2017 ). The public, despite its open address, is thus never simply out there waiting for any participant to

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“Like Alice, I was Brave”

The Girl in the Text in Olemaun’s Residential School Narratives

Roxanne Harde

Olemaun triumphantly reads out loud in class to end When I Was Eight , she says, “I was Olemaun, conqueror of evil, reader of books. I was a girl who traveled to a strange and faraway land to stand against a tyrant, like Alice. And like Alice, I was brave

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Statutory Rape or Postfeminism in Pretty Little Liars?

Shara Crookston

includes touching students, spending an inordinate amount of time with a student, and inviting students to their homes, along with student requests to be moved out of a class. Several instances throughout the Pretty Little Liars series exemplify Mitchell

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Girl Constructed in Two Nonfiction Texts

Sexual Subject? Desired Object?

Mary Ann Harlan

acknowledges and concerns itself with the “distortions created by power imbalances due to gender, race/ethnicity, class, and nation” (53). I ask questions grounded in a feminist standpoint that assumes that power guides what is valued as knowledge. Simply put

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“I’m No Donna Reed”

Postfeminist Rhetoric in Christian At-Home Daughterhood Texts

Elizabeth Shively

four families who seem to have been carefully chosen to represent a spectrum of racial and class identities. But despite their diversity, the families’ stories are remarkably similar. Each features a twenty-something daughter who lives at home with her

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Nirmala Erevelles and Xuan Thuy Nguyen

and pitiable need, represents a vulnerability “attached to certain medical and legal categories of identity” (141) from which social movements committed to anti–racist, feminist, queer, and/or class struggle seek to distance themselves. The move to