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“I’m No Donna Reed”

Postfeminist Rhetoric in Christian At-Home Daughterhood Texts

Elizabeth Shively

pursuing a career away from home. Literature scholar Toril Moi is credited with using the term postfeminism in the 1985 feminist literary primer Sexual/Textual Politics . The term has since been defined in many ways from simply indicating a time after

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“Exfoliation, Cheese Courses, Emotional Honesty, and Paxil”

Masculinity, Neoliberalism, and Postfeminism in the US Hangout Sitcom

Greg Wolfman

ongoing debates around how postfeminism and neoliberalism reformulate notions of men and masculinities ( Cornwall et al. 2016 ; Walker and Roberts 2018 ), examining how masculinities are negotiated within this conjuncture, thereby demonstrating that the

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The Saint Mary's Rape Chant

A Discourse Analysis of Media Coverage

Lyndsay Anderson and Marnina Gonick

imbrication of sexualization, postfeminism, and agency used to explain the female students’ participation in the chant? What are the social and discursive implications of the media coverage of this incident? Rape Culture While the intensity of the

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Mean, Wild, and Alienated

Girls and the State of Feminism in Popular Culture

Deirdre M. Kelly and Shauna Pomerantz

The article explores representations of "realistic" teen girlhood in popular culture in order to examine the current constructions of power made available to girls. Specifically, it focuses on three recent popular and critically acclaimed films: Mean Girls, Thirteen and Ghost World. The dominant discourses put forward in these films—girls as mean, as wild, and as alienated—naturalize negative behavior as a normal part of girlhood. In the terrain where these distinct, yet overlapping and reinforcing discourses on girlhood operate, postfeminism is taken for granted. Girls are portrayed as facing only individual concerns rather than any group-based injustices and, therefore, as not needing collective deliberation, evaluation, or action to solve their problems. The resulting discursive formation works to limit access to feminist and other oppositional discourses that name girls' experiences and link their feelings to the ongoing quest for gender justice.

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Sarah Hill

-Weiser 2012 ; Gill 2007 ; Harris 2004 ; Keller 2015 ; McRobbie 2004 , 2007 , 2009 ; Shields Dobson 2015 ; Tasker and Negra 2007 ). I use the term postfeminism in line with Angela McRobbie (2009) and Rosalind Gill (2007) , who theorize postfeminism

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Disney's Specific and Ambiguous Princess

A Discursive Analysis of Elena of Avalor

Diana Leon-Boys

contemporary discourses of Latinidad and postfeminism in mainstream US popular culture and explore how Disney represents and targets Latinx audiences, in particular, Latina girls, while not alienating its normative white audiences. Elena's cultural

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Stephanie Russo

women living in a world that tells them that they must look and act a certain way, and punishes them for any deviation from this path, while simultaneously insisting that they are free and equal—the discourse of postfeminism—Boleyn's plight seems

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The Discourse of Drama

Regulating Girls in an Icelandic School

Bergljót Thrastardóttir, Steinunn Helga Lárusdóttir, and Ingólfur Ásgeir Jóhannesson

Era .” Journal of Youth Studies 9 : 1187 –1204. McRobbie , Angela . 2004 . “ Post-Feminism and Popular Culture .” Feminist Media Studies 4 ( 3 ): 255 – 264 .

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Naughtiest Girls, Go Girls, and Glitterbombs

Exploding Schoolgirl Fictions

Lucinda McKnight

identity, and McRobbie’s (2009) heteroglossic compression of post-feminism into hyperfeminized top girl, isolated, diminished, and simultaneously enabled, and we have the theoretical components of a glitterbomb, an intervention into conventional

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Sarah E. Whitney

Engagement .” American Journal of Community Psychology 56 : 321 – 331 . 10.1007/s10464-015-9759-2 Harzewski , Stephanie . 2011 . Chick Lit and Postfeminism . Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press . Hatch , Kristen . 2011 . “Little Butches