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“Because There Are Young Women Behind Me”

Learning from the Testimonios of Young Undocumented Women Advocates

Carolina Silva

. Participant Portraits I based this article on the testimonios of five young women, aged between 19 and 22 in UndocuStudents, all of whom have held official leadership roles and have participated in local and national advocacy efforts. I refer to these five

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Chloe Krystyna Garcia and Ayesha Vemuri

Bock (2012) describes as a technology of nonviolence, serving as ways in which young women and girls identify oppressive structures, persons, myths, and stereotypes that contribute to rape culture, and as tools for warning others. For example, vloggers

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Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith

As with Zika, Ebola, HIV and AIDS, and other pandemics in recent history, girls and young women are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 socially and emotionally if not medically. Some observers have referred to the current crisis as a tale of two

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Jennifer A. Thompson, Sarah L. Fraser, Rocio Macabena Perez, Charlotte Paquette, and Katherine L. Frohlich

. The Girl in the Pandemic In this article, we focus on the experiences of girls and young women in Quebec during the COVID-19 pandemic as portrayed in girl-produced media texts, like EB's cellphilm. Drawing on a recent special issue of Girlhood

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Marion Doull and Christabelle Sethna

Issues related to young women, power and sex are central to feminism and remain a central source of debate. This centrality underscores the need to question what power and sex mean to young women. Research that weaves together lessons from feminism and from young women's own lived experiences can advance our understanding of young women, power and sex. This article describes how a sample of young women define, understand and conceptualize their power within their heterosexual relationships. The young women's words provide insight into how current feminist understandings of girl power may need to be reconsidered and adapted to explain young women's changing realities.

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Fiona Cullen

Much previous scholarly work has noted the gendered nature of humor and the notion that women use comedy in a different way than do their male peers. Drawing on prior work on gender and humor, and my ethnographic work on teen girl cultures, I explore in this article how young women utilize popular cultural texts as well as everyday and staged comedy as part of a gendered resource that provides potential sites for sex-gender transgression and conformity. Through a series of vignettes, I explore how girls do funny and provide a backdrop to perform youthful gendered identities, as well as establish, maintain, and transgress cultural and social boundaries. Moving on to explore young women and stand-up I question the potential in mobilizing humor as an educational resource and a site in which to explore sex-gender norms with young people.

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Guiding Girls

Neoliberal Governance and Government Educational Resource Manuals in Canada

Lisa Smith and Stephanie Paterson

others. (Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (hereafter NSACSW) 2006: 3) Over the past fifty years, in Canada and internationally, there has been a significant shift in the way in which young women are represented in public policy. Rather

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“This Is My Story”

The Reclaiming of Girls’ Education Discourses in Malala Yousafzai’s Autobiography

Rosie Walters

unproblematically link the rights and interests of young women in developing countries with the achievement of international development goals by arguing that when investment is given to an adolescent girl she will reinvest the benefits in her own community. This

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The Girl


Fiona Nelson

by girls and young women. In particular, I am attentive to the phenomenon of young women being sexually victimized in some way, often online and/or on video, and then being bullied about their sexuality and/or victimization to the point where they

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“What about Last Time?”

Exploring Potentiality in Danish Young Women's Violent Conflicts

Ann-Karina Henriksen

-longitudinality, which involves exploring situations as they expand in time and space considering not only what (actually) happens but also imaginaries of what could happen. The article draws on seven months of ethnographic fieldwork among girls and young women aged 13