Feminism for Girls (RLE Feminist Theory): An Adventure Story, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 020308506X
  • ISBN-13: 9780203085066
  • DDC: 305.4201
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Feminism for Girls presents feminist perspectives on aspects of adolescence which have been chosen for their special relevance to the lives and experiences of girls and young women today. Illustrated throughout, chapters cover themes and topics which include romance and sexuality, girls' magazines, careers and the reality of being a black girl in society today. Housewives look back at their youth and a sixteen-year-old girl writes vividly about what it's like trying to break out of the mould that parents and others so often expect for girls. This book is written for girls and young women themselves and for people who are, like the contributors, currently teaching or working with girls.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Experience.
3: Little Women, Good Wives: Is English Good for Girls?.
4: The Golden Pathway.
5: Schools and Careers: For Girls Who do Want to Wear the Trousers.
6: ‘They Call Me a Life-Size Meccano Set’: Super-Secretary or Super-Slave?.
7: ‘Now that I'm Married…’.
8: Just Like a Jackie Story.
9: Resistances and Responses: The Experiences of Black Girls in Britain.
10: Making Changes.
11: Romance and Sexuality: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?.
12: A Note on Lesbian Sexuality.
13: Learning to be a Girl: Girls, Schools and the Work of the Sheffield Education Group.
14: Working with Girls: Write a Song and Make a Record about it!.