Dytto: Girl Culture in Hip-Hop

When I was a child, I loved dolls. Marketers often seem to assume that girls only play with dolls in particular ways: pretending to be adult women, getting married or going shopping. This was never on the agenda for me. I used my dolls to act out stories, and since I...

Film Review: The Brand New Testament

When I go to YouTube, I watch any film trailer that shows a girl in the screengrab, especially if I’ve never heard of the film. This can lead to a few enjoyable hours researching films, stars and directors I have never heard of. Yet even for a lifelong film buff, it...

Teen Screen Feminism, featuring Junior Girl Emily Chandler

Dr. Athena Bellas has a fantastic blog and podcast called Teen Screen Feminism which explores ‚Äì in her words ‚Äì the “non-academic discussion of all the ideas around feminism, screen cultures, and girlhood.” It’s amazing, and if you haven’t...

Dora Thewlis: Teenage Suffragette

Dora Thewlis was born in 1890. She was one of seven children of a working-class family in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Her parents were proud of her curiosity and integrity. Her mother Eliza described her in glowing terms: “Ever since [Dora] was seven, she has...

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