Will Sisterhood Save Us?

Feminism is fractured. Can sisterhood save it? Tiffany reflects on a decade in girl studies, our work as scholars, and the path forward in this month’s rant.

Evil Queens and Good Princesses

I used to study children’s literature in university. I learned that in many children’s stories, girls are often portrayed as passive and compliant, with a tendency to follow the rules and to do what they are told. They are often shown as being dependent on...

The Strength and Power of Iranian Girls and Women

On September 13th, 2022, twenty-two-year-old Mahsa Amini was arrested in Tehran by the Guidance Patrol, Iran’s morality police, for supposedly violating the country’s strict laws requiring women to cover their hair. Hours after being detained, Mahsa Amini...

OK to not always be OK

Well, here I am again, not knowing what to write for a Staff Rant. So many things swirling in my brain, but trying to grab just one of them is as fruitless as trying to grab a wisp of a cloud. They just flit away, mocking me intensely. If you’re thinking this...

Everything old is new again

In 2010 I emigrated to England from the US. Though I’d lived there for most of 2009, and as an MA student a few years prior, this was permanent. I wasn’t a tourist, student, or testing a relationship. With 2 checked bags at max weight and as many carry-ons...

Reading Has No (Age) Limits

Hillary in the YA section of her local library. When I was in sixth grade, my teacher told me during independent reading time that the book I was reading was too easy for me, and I should choose something else. Sure, I was capable of reading a more difficult book, but...

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