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19:58 3/10  Simmons “Odd Girls Out” (268-284) Kuiper, “Sporting Formulae in New Zealand English” (285-293) Language helps solidify groups and block everyone else out of the group Questions for Simmons and Kuiper What are the contradictory messages imbedded in the phrase “girl power”, according to  Simmons?  “girl power”- (modern day def) is a cultural juggernaut. The message of modesty and  restraint are the essence of femininity. Contemporary feminist research shows that our  culture continues to pressure girls to be chaste, quiet, thin, and giving, denying the  desire for sexual please, voice, food, and self interest Bitch everything under assertiveness GIRL POWER-  main point Inherit contradiction with the term girl power is on one hand, you can do what ever you   want to do, girls an be whatever they want to be, and at the same time in the other   direction do that but be like Barbie, quiet, skinny, pretty, thin, giving, denying. If something is important to people it will come out in there language,  Within groups of people you can find what’s important by looking at the language   patterns What does Simmons mean by “hidden curriculum”? Simmons means that by “hidden curriculum” it teach girls to value silence  and compliance, to view those qualities as a virtue.  “hidden curriculum”- girl be able to succeed on the same level that men do, but the  
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