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Dhan Zunino Singh

avoid the euphemism of the term apoyar (the ambiguity between the unintentional and the intentional), indicating that it is a sexual harassment, and turn this experience into a public problem. There are no official statistics to give an account of

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Reclaiming Feminism

A Qualitative Investigation of Language Usage by Girls in a High School Women's Studies Course

Jennifer L. Martin

This article examines the impact of women's studies on at-risk high school girls. This analysis was conducted within a larger intervention study examining the effect of women's studies on levels of sexual harassment within the school. As a teacher researcher, I observed that students were embracing terms traditionally degrading to women so I then began to study the language usage of the students in the course as a separate study. I assessed changes in the language usage of students and observed the evolution of their language. It became, as the course progressed, more egalitarian and em powered as they embraced feminist principles.

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“I Hope Nobody Feels Harassed”

Teacher Complicity in Gender Inequality in a Middle School

Susan McCullough

staff and faculty, were able to maintain dominance and reproduce gender inequity at the school. Symbolic violence in the form of sexual harassment and verbal abuse were the tools used by the boys to keep the girls in a subordinate position. It could be

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Deevia Bhana and Emmanuel Mayeza

In this article we focus on sixty South African primary schoolgirls’ experiences of male violence and bullying. Rejecting outmoded constructions of schoolgirls as passive, we examine how girls draw on different forms of femininity to manage and address violence at school. These femininities are non-normative in their advancing of violence to stop violence but are also imbued with culturally relevant meanings about care, forgiveness, and humanity based on the African principle of ubuntu. Moving away from the discursive production of girls’ victimhood, we show how girls construct their own agency as they actively participate in multiple forms of femininity advocating both violence and forgiveness. Given the absence of teacher and parental support for girls’ safety, we conclude with a call to address interventions contextually, from schoolgirls’ own perspectives.

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Surasit Vajirakachorn

This study was aimed at appraising the overall situation of social inclusion in the three southern border provinces of Thailand as well as comparing the results with the national level. The results of the analyses revealed significant difference between the social inclusion situation in the southern border provinces and the overall situation of the whole country in terms of last election voting rate; discrimination experienced because of social status, physical handicap, age, sexual harassment, gender, nationality, among others. Priority is given to Thai students over immigrant students in college admission, and there is less chance of an immigrant becoming CEO of a Thai company. Opinions on the inequality between men and women are surveyed, such as who would be better political leaders, who could study at the university level, and who make better business executives. It also refers to the experience of difficulty in using public transport, and experience in using social care facilities for their household members.

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Ritty Lukose

been dubbed the ‘#MeToo’ moment. In the wake of allegations of sexual harassment, rape and assault against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, the actress Alyssa Milano started the hashtag that drew millions. Largely focused on the US, it has

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Mimi Sheller and Gijs Mom

Sexual Harassment of Female Passengers in Buenos Aires’ Public Transport,” Dhan Zunino Singh draws on cultural history to analyze the intersection between gender and mobility through what he calls a “genealogy” of sexual harassment in Buenos Aires

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Tair Karazi-Presler, Moti Gigi, Luis Roniger, Yossi Harpaz, Oded Adomi Leshem, Meir Elran, Dany Bahar and Yuval Benziman

of their feminine body and their lack of military power, and find out which emotions are permitted and which must be concealed, as well as determine the right command model and how they can or should respond to sexual harassment. In these chapters

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Girlhood and Ethics

The Role of Bodily Integrity

Mar Cabezas and Gottfried Schweiger

violations of a girl’s bodily integrity, whereas others may be neutral. Nevertheless, certain cultural habits might subtly harm girls’ bodily integrity, such as street sexual harassment also known as catcalling, which is still a common practice and is

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Richard Bessel

to be prosecuted, the ever-widening definition of PTSD, or the recent upsurge in concern about and condemnation of sexual harassment and abuse, sensitivity toward violence appears to have grown in recent decades, at least in the developed, Western