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Stiles X. Simmons and Karen M. Feathers

(2006) viewed disconnections as an entry point for critical discussions, claiming it provoked examination of assumptions and stereotypes (13). When she used the strategy with a group of fifth-grade girls, Jones noted that disconnections encouraged

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Chloe Krystyna Garcia and Ayesha Vemuri

Bock (2012) describes as a technology of nonviolence, serving as ways in which young women and girls identify oppressive structures, persons, myths, and stereotypes that contribute to rape culture, and as tools for warning others. For example, vloggers

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“I Will Make You Understand”

Using Pictures to Explore Young Boys’ Sport Experiences

Deborah Agnew, Jennifer Fane, Murray Drummond, and Philippa Henderson

be constrained by social constructions of gender and gender stereotyping ( Schmalz and Kerstetter 2006 ). Pioneering work by Eleanor Metheny (1965) highlighted the gendered nature of sports activities that is consistent with traditional perceptions

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Jacob Breslow, Jonathan A. Allan, Gregory Wolfman, and Clifton Evers

acknowledge its discrepant effects, as they are amplified via race and racism. Both the “thug” and the “redneck” function as controlling images, Abelson writes, because of the ways in which they evoke and extend histories of racial stereotypes. While analyses

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Gamed by the System

Exploring Black Male Youths’ Motivation to Participate in Sports

Deborwah Faulk, Robert A. Bennett III, and James L. Moore III

stereotypical) gender roles. Male youths’ use of athleticism and physical embodiment of strength, skill, and speed are key avenues to social acceptance and status, particularly in the context of schools. The need to assert masculinity for male youth, therefore

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Factors in the Development of Spatial Cognition in Boys and Girls

Assessing the Impacts of Biology and Navigational Experience

Mariah G. Schug

. For instance, optimal androgen exposure could predispose boys to an interest in stereotypically male toys (e.g., trucks and blocks) and activities (e.g., roughhousing and athletics) that, in turn, could drive the development of different spatial

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More Than Just a Simple Refrain?

The Figure of the Girl in International Cinema

Elspeth Mitchell

particular situation. She considers how film can represent individual experience without falling into a trap such as the stereotyping of youth or into well-worn narratives of broken families. Pointing to the limits of narration, Bolton eloquently outlines how

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Jay Mechling

Protestant rhetoric and values of the BSA were compatible with the values instilled by those religions. The BSA’s efforts to include African American boys met with less success, in part because racial stereotypes persisted in the illustrations and language

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Chalk Back

The Girl and Youth-Led Street Art Movement to #StopStreetHarassment

Natasha Harris-Harb and Sophie Sandberg

young people are using social media as an accessible, hands-on method of activism. Through storytelling, they share their experiences and give them power. The stereotype that our generation is apathetic is proven wrong; we care, we are affected by what

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Sarah E. Whitney

the oppressive “strong black woman” (2016: n.p.) stereotype. Black Girl Magic could also sound overly optimistic, Chavers cautioned, in a world in which black girls and women experience high rates of violence. Responding to Chavers’s arguments, Ashley