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Alison Fyfe

Early twenty-first century North American journalists often claim that social changes such as women's liberation and civil rights have had a dark side for girls. For supposedly abandoning the safety of their traditional role in the home, girls are disproportionately characterized as being at risk of victimization, while also being increasingly cast as risks to themselves and others. Using mixed-methods content analysis, this article demonstrates that the social construct of risky girls crystallized for Toronto news after the 1997 murder of Reena Virk in British Columbia through a raced, classed, and gendered moral panic over bad girls. Discourses changed from talk of youth violence before the murder to talk of risky girls after it. By conflating victimization with offending, risky girl discourses prioritize risk management over needs. This conflation results in the increased policing and incarceration of girls and youth of color, ultimately reinforcing social inequalities like racism and patriarchy.

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Christianity and Sexuality

Girls and Women Forge New Paths

Sharon Woodill

those who “had left church life” (10). Good girl/bad girl discourses have long caricatured women’s sexuality in popular media, and Sharma uses this familiar framework to unpack the complexities and multiplicities of Christian women’s sexuality as they

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The Schoolboy Sports Story

A Phenomenon and a Period Distinctive in the Cultural History of America

R.W. (Bob) Reising

) understandably assumed greater importance once he had completed his undergraduate preparation. Chapter Four studies the many females, some “good” girls, others “badgirls—some college students, others “townies” (108)—all of them important at Fardale, Yale, or

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Claudia Mitchell

justice-oriented online content.” In the next article, “‘Something Good Distracts Us from the Bad:’” Girls Cultivating Disruption,” Crystal Leigh Endsley analyzes “the spoken word poetry of black, brown, and mixed-race high school girls in New Orleans

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Melanie Kennedy and Natalie Coulter

.B. Tauris . Pipher , Mary . 1994 . Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls . New York : Ballantine Books . Vares , Tiina , and Sue Jackson . 2015 . “ Reading Celebrities/Narrating Selves: ‘Tween’ Girls, Miley Cyrus and the Good/Bad

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Girl Constructed in Two Nonfiction Texts

Sexual Subject? Desired Object?

Mary Ann Harlan

. 2004 . “ Good Girls, Bad Girls: Anglocentrism and Diversity in the Constitution of Contemporary Girlhood .” In All About the Girl: Culture, Power, and Identity , ed. Anita Harris , 29 – 44 . New York : Routledge . Gross , Terry . 2016a . “ Teen

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Authenticity and Aspiration

Exploring the CBBC Television Tween

Sarah Godfrey

.1080/09540253.2012.666233 10.1080/09540253.2012.666233 Charlton , Emma . 2007 . “ ‘BadGirls versus ‘Good’ Girls: Contradiction in the Constitution of Contemporary Girlhood .” Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 28 ( 1 ): 121 – 131 . http

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Amanda H. Littauer

within lesbian communities. In Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties , I discuss young lesbians who found ways to sneak into bars and socialize with adult lesbians in the postwar era, but I do not emphasize the significance of

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Importing Divisionism Instead of Diversity

A Personal Account of Jewish Rebirth in Prague

Martin Šmok

active Community members in the process. I feel more and more in my Jewish Youth leader role like somebody who has been dating an ugly, silly and bad girl for over a year, yet is unable to break up. For one can always find something positive in her. Here

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

Narratives 1970–2002 (Amsterdam: Editions Rodopi, 2009); Deborah Paes de Barros, Fast Cars and Bad Girls: Nomadic Subjects and Women’s Road Stories (New York: Peter Lang, 2004); Sidonie Smith, Moving Lives: Twentieth-Century Women’s Travel Writing