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Pamela Bettis and Brandon Sternod

Scholars claim that the six films comprising the Star Wars epic are the United States’ most important modern myth. The films have meaning for contemporary lives and serve as reflections of the fears, anxieties, and hopes surrounding what many perceive to be a crisis of masculinity manifested in the current boy crisis. This article describes how the films explore possibilities for a different kind of boyhood and how they contribute to understanding competing explanations for the boy crisis.

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Still Just Hegemonic After All These Years?

“Worst Thing S/He Thinks About Me” Predicts Attitudinal Risk Factors for High School Healthy Relationships Program

Jessica J. Eckstein and Erika Sabovik

threats will endorse more unhealthy attitudes than those who do not fear peers’ judgements. Methods Sampling and Participants As part of U.S. Department of Public Health (DPH) initiatives testing CDC-funded Sexual Violence Prevention

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Perfect Love in a Better World

Same-Sex Attraction between Girls

Wendy L. Rouse

they were also viewed suspiciously, giving rise to a fear of what came to be called the lesbian menace. 2 Romantic friendships between girls came under more scrutiny with revelations about the dangers of unrestrained female sexual desire and fears that

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(Para)normalizing Rape Culture

Possession as Rape in Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Annika Herb

paranormal romance, placing the male love interest as the facilitator of any sexual activity. It is only in this space that the protagonist can experience desire and pleasure, yet this is critiqued by the representation of the entanglement of fear and desire

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Sharifah Aishah Osman

woman carries a heavy stigma and is linked to victims who “suffer in shame and silence” ( Ariffin 1997: x ). The high rates of under reporting of sexual crimes can also be attributed to fear of experiencing “secondary victimization” ( Sivagnanam et al

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Theorizing “The Plunge”

(Queer) Girls’ Adolescence, Risk, and Subjectivity in Blue is the Warmest Color

Michelle Miller

what love costs and what it is worth. Each also offers a glimpse of a young woman negotiating her fears and desires and opting to take the risk to find out. In this article I focus on the comic version of Blue is the Warmest Color in order to theorize

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Olga Zdravomyslova and Elena Onegina

compare their own experience of what is happening with girls of their age in other countries. In the midst of the crisis caused by the pandemic, Russian girls are more aware of themselves as living in an atmosphere that Zygmunt Bauman calls “liquid fear

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Black Girls Swim

Race, Gender, and Embodied Aquatic Histories

Samantha White

engaged with the politics of play in order to assert Black girls’ rights to the swimming pool in the segregated Jim Crow United States. Arguments for racial segregation in this Jim Crow United States, which were often bolstered by white fears of

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Chalk Back

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

Natasha Harris-Harb and Sophie Sandberg

. Many of her images feature a wide shot of the chalk and the surrounding area and recreate the isolation and fear that street harassment evokes. To produce this effect, Farah entered this dark tunnel to chalk. The vulnerability of the chalker while

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Disney's Specific and Ambiguous Princess

A Discursive Analysis of Elena of Avalor

Diana Leon-Boys

forth between weightless specificity and ambiguity, with a stronger emphasis on the ambiguous ethnic. As such, the conglomerate is able to court multiple audiences and soothe fears of difference, especially by relying on highly stereotypical