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Emily Bent

supporting “their active participation in decision-making processes” ( United Nations General Assembly 2011: 1 ). Girlsstudies scholars rightfully interrogate the “turn to the girl” ( Switzer 2013: 349 ) across human rights campaigns and corporate

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The Girl in the GIF

Reading the Self into Girlfriendship

Akane Kanai

normative standards of appearance, popularity, and sexuality ( Brandes and Levin 2013 ; Dean and Laidler 2013 ; Elm 2009 ; Holmes 2016 ; Marwick 2015 ; Mazzarella 2008 ; Shade 2008 ; Stokes 2010 ; Vickery 2010 ). This girlsstudies scholarship

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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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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