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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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Speaking Our Truths, Building Our Strengths

Shaping Indigenous Girlhood Studies

Kirsten Lindquist, Kari-dawn Wuttunee, and Sarah Flicker

Indigenous girls and girlhood. We wanted to hear about how Indigenous girls are resisting stereotypes, thriving, taking a stand in their communities, and participating in social, communal, and/or political action. There were inevitable challenges. In many

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Books Are Boring! Books Are Fun!

Boys’ Polarized Perspectives on Reading

Laura Scholes

only serves to reinscribe stereotypes and create strategies that support and reinforce a binary frame of reference based on sex differences ( Martino 2011 ; Martino and Rezai-Rashti 2013 ). This homogenizing of males does not account for the ways that

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“I Hope Nobody Feels Harassed”

Teacher Complicity in Gender Inequality in a Middle School

Susan McCullough

stereotypically western gender roles with girls being feminine, emotional, and what is known as soft, and boys being masculine, aggressive, and tough, and that they were policing one another’s performance of these roles. Although both sexes were engaged in this

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“The Dragon Can't Roar”

Analysis of British Expatriate Masculinity in Yusuf Dawood's One Life Too Many

Antony Mukasa Mate

of admiration to be judged by the male-dominated world than an individual. Sydney's initial impression of Patricia as a stereotypical dumb blonde reaffirms the masculine stereotypes of the female other. He had already dismissed Patricia as incompetent

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Sarah Hill

.” She claims this discursively produced knowledge “maintains gendered power relations by perpetuating negative stereotypes that legitimize the discipline of women’s behaviours and identities” (2015: 1716). Such stereotypes include narcissism, vanity, and

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Miley, What’s Good?

Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda, Instagram Reproductions, and Viral Memetic Violence

Aria S. Halliday

the most potent viral images on social media platforms. Constructed as hilarious, absurd, or disgusting, viral images of Black women and girls recirculate stereotypical characteristics (like loud, either asexual or hypersexual, intimidating, and

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Hanna Retallack

’ sexuality has widely critiqued social assumptions that girls of color and girls in poverty (see Tolman 2009 ) are assumed to be hyper- or over-sexual, while black and Latina girls in particular must counteract stereotypes that present them as “vixens or ho

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America's Favorite Doll?

Conflicting Discourses of Commodity Activism

Diana Leon-Boys

“focusing on slavery rather than a more hopeful period … was stereotypical … .” In response to the criticisms, Connie Porter, author of the Addy series, explains that with such critiques you “run the risk of being so politically correct that you can lose

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Minority Report

Perceptions and Realities of Black Men in Heterosexual Porn

Darryl L. Jones II

the activities for which they have been associated for centuries: loose sex in artistic forms. Amy Wilkins observes that “racialized gender stereotypes are a source of both status and stigma for Black men” (2012: 168). Throughout the world, men of