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Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith

pandemics in reference to both the obvious health issues and the pervasive gender inequalities that have become exacerbated, and others have referred to it as “the shadow pandemic” ( UN Women 2020: n.p. ) in highlighting the negative impact that physical

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Roxanne Harde

there is no rape.” And she asked why men and boys are so slow to understand that women and girls “are human to precisely the degree and quality that [they] are” (n.p.). Every sexual assault begins with the dehumanization of the victim. And sometimes

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“Hot-for-Teacher”

Statutory Rape or Postfeminism in Pretty Little Liars?

Shara Crookston

dating high school girls 1 with few consequences, leading one blogger to write that “ Pretty Little Liars has a problem with statutory rape that we need to discuss” ( Smith 2016: n.p. ). While there are several instances of statutory rape depicted in

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Sarah E. Whitney

those stories” (quoted in Flood 2016 : n.p.). In response, Dias launched an internet campaign to collect texts aimed at young people that feature African American female protagonists. The project, which went viral under the hashtag #1000blackgirlbooks

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Claudia Mitchell

2030 Agenda is a success—or failure” (2015: n.p.). This is an opportune moment for me to announce that this anniversary celebration heralds the extension of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal into a new publishing project with Berghahn

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Hopeful, Harmless, and Heroic

Figuring the Girl Activist as Global Savior

Jessica K. Taft

are just better at this than we are. (n.p.) Or, as Eric Holthaus (2018) , puts it, It seems as though fearlessness among teenagers who haven't yet reached voting age is one symptom of the cultural and environmental anxieties their generation

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Michele Meek

and something that should be addressed … There's a long history of movies being on the other side of that, and I think going forward it's imperative for filmmakers, as the world evolves, to evolve with it” (quoted in Chuba 2019: n.p ). As

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Overlapping Time and Place

Early Modern England’s Girlhood Discourse and Indigenous Girlhood in the Dominion of Canada (1684-1860)

Haidee Smith Lefebvre

; and a determination to “preserve, develop and transmit to future generations their ancestral territories, and their ethnic identity” (2004: n.p.). I recognize that different conventions exist for identifying the original people of Turtle Island (a term

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Queer Girlhoods in Contemporary Comics

Disrupting Normative Notions

Mel Gibson

titles. ( 2014: n.p. ) Here Stevenson is citing comics that appeal to a wide range of audiences rather than focusing on titles aimed explicitly at girls. In the same interview Watters said, “When I came to Boom, my taste was not superhero comics; I didn

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Tehmina Pirzada

enemies of peace, love, logic, and reason… The way it was, she’ll be taking it back So tune in for the story of the lady in black (n.p.) The lyrics of the song point to Jiya’s role as a social justice warrior who refuses to fight her adversaries with