Educational Life Histories
This essay is based on interviews I conducted with two women, Linda and Rivka, ages 62
and 22, respectively, about their educational life histories. Both women attended Edward Little
High School in Auburn, Maine, and experienced
Challenges to Identity and Agency: Gender-Policing in Schools
Schools are often considered sites where adolescents where adolescents come to
understand their own and others gender identities. In Hopeful Girls, Troubled Boys,
Nancy Lopez describes the wa
Sex and the City: Empowering or Limiting?
Challenges to and Reproductions of Traditional Female Sexuality in Postfeminist Television
In January 2004, right before the launch of the final episode of Sex and the City, Kim
Ackass wrote in The Guardian, Sex a
Gender Performativity Among Lesbians Who Look Like Justin Bieber
There exists a certain anonymity to the bar scene that likely attracts a significant
portion of nightlife patrons. Certainly such a phenomenon would be expected to hold true
Sex and the City:
Empowering or limiting?
Challenges to and reproductions of traditional female
sexuality in postfeminist television
What is Sex and the City?
Four beautiful female New
Yorkers gossip about their sexlives (or lack thereof) and find
Essentialism: Assumptions about Womens Natures, Experiences, and
Ideas about educating women and girls, as well as about the lives of women in
general, have been shaped by essentialist claims about the inherent nature of women.
Sometimes these c
Written Assignment 1: Gender Narrative in Schooling
My high school had a standard dress code. Female students were forbidden from wearing
spaghetti-strap tank tops, shorts or skirts that were too short, or revealing cleavage or midriff,
while males were r
Your Body is a Battleground: Female Objectification and Agency
Feminist artist Barbara Krugers well-known poster proclaims that womens
bodies are battlegrounds. Women have historically been objectified through their bodies,
they have been devalued as su
- desexualized, obsessed with school. Cannot be a mind and body.
Conservative school uniform - collared shirt, conservative sweater.
Even at the beginning, she wears really frumpy clothes. childish middle part.
Once she gets with David she is forced to
Sex and the City Presentation/Paper outline
1) The idea of a postfeminism show about womens sex lives, particularly one in which
they set out to have sex like men
1) In one sense, very revolutionary. Celebrates female sexuality more than
Notes on Common Ground: The Twymons: Black - Rachel- mother of 5 - On welfare, abandoned by her husband - 3 sons turn hostile and aggressive - 13 year old daughter becomes pregenant - BLACK SUFFERED FROM BUSING - Hoping that busing helps improve thei