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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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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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Hopeful, Harmless, and Heroic

Figuring the Girl Activist as Global Savior

Jessica K. Taft

seemingly without fear. They are extraordinary. With each spin of the news cycle, these students are offering a lesson for all of us about what protests can look like, and how we can reimagine social justice, in the Trump era. These kids aren't naïve. They

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Joan Njagi

education in schools in East and Southern Africa that boys discussed their sexuality and sexual experiences openly and explicitly, while girls had to be careful about expressing sexual desire or experience for fear of being labelled bad. This construction of

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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

intensity in my own life, my bandwidth for structuring and leading our course was lowered; I feared that it would cause chaos but in actuality it created space for feminist leadership and co-construction to flourish in ways I otherwise may have impeded

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Queer Girlhoods in Contemporary Comics

Disrupting Normative Notions

Mel Gibson

about comics in the US and elsewhere in the 1950s and onwards, as shown in John A. Lent's (1999) collection, can be interpreted as being about adults’ fears of a loss of control over young people, especially fears regarding boys, juvenile delinquency

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“Because There Are Young Women Behind Me”

Learning from the Testimonios of Young Undocumented Women Advocates

Carolina Silva

overcome fears and feel a sense of control and agency despite their status. Disclosing their status and using their identity as an advocacy tactic allowed them to come to terms with their undocumented status. As Adriana said, being part of UndocuStudents

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Resisting the Demand to Stand

Boys, Bathrooms, Hypospadias, and Interphobic Violence

Celeste E. Orr

pain, (painful) scarring, loss of sexual sensation or ability to orgasm, the need for urinary assistive devices, anesthetic neurotoxicity, incontinence, anxiety, fear of intimacy, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal ideation, and so on

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Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith

articles for a special section only and not a whole issue. In the end, our fears turned out to be totally unfounded; we were inundated with proposals followed by full manuscripts in record time. Thanks to this, there is now this special issue and an edited

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Intersectional Pandemics in Bangladesh

The Effects of COVID-19 on Girls

Nasrin Siddiqa

in this lockdown situation. All the offices and shelters where she could ask for help against this domestic violence are closed. Her small daughters are trembling with fear and trying to rescue her even as they seek shelter from their father