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Being a Responsible Violent Girl?

Exploring Female Violence, Self-management, and ADHD

Hanna Bertilsdotter Rosqvist and Linda Arnell

power and that of the girl in crisis. The discourse of girl power (based on the actively engaged girl) includes concepts of self-determination, inner strength, and being true to oneself as important features for which to strive, and as a powerful

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Sami Schalk

today, so they’ll grow up to be the women who make a difference tomorrow.” This statement is employed to appeal to the parents and guardians of girls as well as to girls themselves. While the brand never uses the term girl power explicitly, its

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Intersectional Pandemics in Bangladesh

The Effects of COVID-19 on Girls

Nasrin Siddiqa

of her daughters being subjected to it. Figure 6: Believe in Girl Power Artist: Monon Mahfuz We cannot allow this vulnerability to be the last word. Our girls and young women have proven their power and resilience in the past. Although

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The Girl in the Text

Representations, Positions, and Perspectives

Ann Smith

article called “Girl Power in Nervous Conditions : Fictional Practice as a Research Site,” I explored the idea that “seeing a literary text as a site of [educational] research” could lead to the “exploration of how the ideology of theory might intersect

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Girlhood Studies at 10

Claudia Mitchell

relation to the number of words about girlhood in the first twenty issues of the journal. The various guest editors have tackled such critical issues as critiques of girl power, girls and post-conflict, girls and health, girlhood studies and media, dolls

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New Subjectivities: Maasai Schoolgirlhood as Light and (Girl Effects) Logic

When the Light Is Fire: Maasai Schoolgirls in Contemporary Kenya

Megan Connor

discourses, stemming from the Global North such that no girls anywhere are exempt from the exhaustive demands of girl-power empowerment and enterprising neoliberalism. And yet … there is hope. There is light. Notes 1 The term is taken from the Nike

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Personal, Powerful, Political

Activist Networks by, for, and with Girls and Young Women

Catherine Vanner and Anuradha Dugal

Ringrose , and Lisa Weems . 2009 . “ Rethinking Agency and Resistance: What Comes After Girl Power? ” Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 2 ( 2 ): 1 – 9 . https://doi.org/10.3167/ghs.2009.020202 . 10.3167/ghs.2009.020202 Gordon

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Sarah Hill

girls, the parameters of what constitutes so-called acceptable girlhood in postfeminist culture are very narrow—white, heterosexual, middle-class, and able-bodied ( Projansky 2014 ). Postfeminist girlhood can be articulated through the term girl power, a

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Ensuring Failure?

The Impact of Class on Girls in Swedish Secure Care

Maria A. Vogel

girls are strong and independent” (4). This ideal girl subject, named and critiqued by other scholars as top girls ( McRobbie 2007 ) and can-do girls ( Harris 2004 ) is regulated by dominating discourses of girl power, producing an autonomous and

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Fantasies of the Good Life

Responding to Rape Culture in 13 Reasons Why

Cameron Greensmith and Jocelyn Sakal Froese

Hannah experiences, through the circulation of images of her body, as well as the ongoing torment by her peers, makes the school an especially unwelcoming place. The mantra of girl power, which is used to focus on girls’ individuality and strength