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Delphine Letort

The controversies triggered by the Netflix adaptation of Jay Asher’s young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why (2007) have focused on suicide and downplayed discussions of rape as a central plot device. Making use of stereotypical characters (such as the cheerleader and the jock) and archetypal setting (including the high school), 13 Reasons Why delves into the reassuring world of the suburban town; it deals ambiguously with the entwined notions of gender and power encapsulated in the teenpic genre. A detailed analysis of the series indeed reveals that its causative narrative reinforces the rape myth by putting the blame on girls for events that happen to them. In this article I explore the tensions of a TV series that endorses the rape myth through the entertaining frame of the teenpic.

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Hanna Retallack

experiences of girls and young women, its failure to interrogate the intersections of identity that differentiate the constructions of and possibilities for girlssexuality, as well as the author’s investment in popularized discourses around sexualization

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Joan Njagi

sexuality are deeply embedded, I examine the interplay of culture and power dynamics in the use of the helpline particularly with reference to girlssexuality. The Potential of Helplines to Enhance Child Protection and SRH Rights Children are among the most

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Theorizing “The Plunge”

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

Michelle Miller

( Fields and Tolman 2006 ; Gilbert 2014 ; Irvine 2002 ). In order to reconfigure thinking on girlssexuality and risk-taking I turn to fiction: reading compassionately and capaciously, we can treat girls like Clem as amongst those who work creatively and

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Perfect Love in a Better World

Same-Sex Attraction between Girls

Wendy L. Rouse

more compassionate women ( Faderman 1991 ; Inness 1995 ; Newman 2012 ; Smith-Rosenberg 1975 ). The dominant perception of girlssexuality was based on the belief that females felt little sexual desire. Intense emotional relationships between girls

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Erica Morales, Alex Blower, Samantha White, Angelica Puzio, and Matthew Zbaracki

relationships at Geneva, administrators were not preoccupied with this at St. Charles. This is not to say same-sex relationships did not occur at St. Charles. Agyepong argues staff at Geneva had “more of an incentive” to police girls sexuality (103). It is also

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Narratives of Ambivalence

The Ethics of Vulnerability and Agency in Research with Girls in the Sex Trade

Alexandra Ricard-Guay and Myriam Denov

independently, of her own volition, and when girls themselves act as recruiters of other girls (as was documented in this study). The way in which involvement in the sex trade is perceived and promoted in society, and how girlssexuality is socially constructed

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Kaoru Miyazawa

lack of support drove her to actively adopt the values taught in her AOUM classes. This case warns us not to assume the homogeneity of sexuality values within an ethnic community. Past studies on working-class ethnic minority girlssexuality have

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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

Walker , Alice Diamond , Bonnie Bryant , and Marie LaFlamme . 2013 . “ We're All Straight Here”: Using Girls’ Groups and Critical Media Literacy to Explore Identity with Middle School Girls . In GirlsSexualities and the Media , ed. Kate

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From Selfies to Sexting

Tween Girls, Intimacy, and Subjectivities

Antonio García-Gómez

panics over girls, sexuality and sexualisation” (2011: 391) . I develop their argument by exploring how “schizoid subjectivities” (389) seem to shape experiences of femininity and also by considering how a group of tween girls construct, negotiate, and