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Making It Up

Intergenerational Activism and the Ethics of Empowering Girls

Emily Bent

: Girls’ Spectacular (Dis)empowerment Intergenerational partnership means bringing girls into our political lives, intentionally disrupting generational power dynamics between adults and girls, and sharing our stories and experiences as feminist

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Sakai Magara

Activist Girl of Early Twentieth Century Japan

Barbara Hartley

women from joining political entities and from holding or even attending political meetings. Magara notes that had the women involved been able to participate legitimately in the Japan League of Socialists formed in 1920, the Red Wave Society may never

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Hopeful, Harmless, and Heroic

Figuring the Girl Activist as Global Savior

Jessica K. Taft

rarely considered and written about as significant political actors. They appear, but they do not speak” ( Taft 2011: 5 ). Girl activists were “not the kind of empowered girls usually celebrated by the media” (25). At that time, these were easily

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Laurel Hart, Pamela Lamb, and Joshua Cader

juxtaposing and comparing different perspectives. Our interdisciplinary backgrounds include fine arts and education (Hart), women’s studies and education (Lamb), and social movements and political science (Cader). By comparing our reflections, we illuminate

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Spaces of Possibility

Mapping the Molecular in the Lives of Girls

Shauna Pomerantz

Jessica Ringrose. 2013. Postfeminist Education? Girls and the Sexual Politics of Schooling. London: Routledge

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“I’m No Donna Reed”

Postfeminist Rhetoric in Christian At-Home Daughterhood Texts

Elizabeth Shively

feminist concerns about the practice while, at the same time, dismissing feminist politics. In order to make this movement legible to contemporary women, advocates employ postfeminist strategies to suggest that they do, in fact, value women, while at the

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Kaoru Miyazawa

important to introduce them to Weeks’s (1998) notion of sexual citizenship. This is because sexual citizenship embraces both the public and the political nature of sexuality, and it assists girls to make conscious decisions related to sexuality in the

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The Inheritance of Activism

Does Social Capital Shape Women's Lives?

Supriya Baily, Gloria Wang, and Elisabeth Scotto-Lavino

Scotto-Lavino, a doctoral student and political activist interested in gender issues, to join the team. Her current activism work and career trajectory differed from ours, and this meant that we had a broader array of experiences among the three of us on

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Girlhood and Ethics

The Role of Bodily Integrity

Mar Cabezas and Gottfried Schweiger

inequalities and provide a basis for measuring well-being in the lives of girls. The capability approach can be interpreted as a non-ideal normative theory of justice and freedom, and, therefore, as a framework in which to theorize ethical and political

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India Halstead

increasing skepticism to the political events following World War I. Conversely, movements such as Cubism and Abstract Expressionism were marked by an increased attention to formalism and abstraction and a resistance to art that was expressly political. 7