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Hopeful, Harmless, and Heroic

Figuring the Girl Activist as Global Savior

Jessica K. Taft

. Girl Power and Girl Effects: Making the Figure of the Girl Activist Legible In the 1990s, the discourse of girl power primarily emphasized girls’ individual abilities to make themselves into empowered subjects. As girlsstudies scholar Anita Harris

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Social Isolation and Disrupted Privacy

Impacts of COVID-19 on Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Contexts

Sarah Baird, Sarah Alheiwidi, Rebecca Dutton, Khadija Mitu, Erin Oakley, Tassew Woldehanna, and Nicola Jones

). In this regard, insights from girlsstudies literature—which focuses on critically engaging with how the figure of the girl is constructed, and its use and meaning as a category within different settings—provides a useful perspective from which to

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“Hot-for-Teacher”

Statutory Rape or Postfeminism in Pretty Little Liars?

Shara Crookston

enacting on her own sexual desire in this relationship. This couple is so celebrated among adolescent girl fans that they have been given their own hashtag, #Ezria, on social media platforms making it vital for feminist and girls studies scholars to make

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The Doll “InbeTween”

Online Doll Videos and the Intertextuality of Tween Girl Culture

Jessica E. Johnston

Company in 1986. The 18-inch preadolescent dolls come with period clothing, accessories, set pieces, and a book series documenting each doll’s historical journey. As more dolls have been added to the line, scholars in girlsstudies and childhood studies

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Olga Zdravomyslova and Elena Onegina

, Catherine . 2002 . Girls: Feminine Adolescence in Popular Culture and Cultural Theory . New York : Columbia University Press . Driscoll , Catherine . 2008 . “ Girls Today: Girls, Girl Culture and Girl Studies .” Girlhood Studies: An

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“Stumbling Upon Feminism”

Teenage Girls’ Forays into Digital and School-Based Feminisms

Crystal Kim and Jessica Ringrose

lives” (Schubert 1996 cited in Sowards and Renegar 2006: 61 ). Girls are creating innovative subcultures of feminist thought on the Internet as summed up by girlsstudies scholar Harris, who says, “What is required, I think, is an openness in our ideas

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The Girlhood Project

Pivoting our Model with Girls During COVID-19

Cheryl Weiner, Kathryn Van Demark, Sarah Doyle, Jocelyn Martinez, Fia Walklet, and Amy Rutstein-Riley

that youth and young adults can serve as powerful allies to share the collective wisdom they hold. In the “Girlhood, Identity, and Girl Culture” course, students are provided with a theoretical introduction to the field of girlsstudies that is

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The Conceptual and Anthropological History of Bat Mitzvah

Two Lexical Paths and Two Jewish Identities

Hizky Shoham

initiation rite into the world of the synagogue and Jewish literacy. In many places, especially among the Reform and Conservative, the bat mitzvah ceremony is held at the age of thirteen, not twelve; boys and girls study together, graduate together, and