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Jacked Up and UnjustPacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies$
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Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520283022

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520283022.001.0001

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“Us Girls Get the Second Half”

“Us Girls Get the Second Half”

Girls’ Early Socialization and Outspoken Femininity

(p.40) 3 “Us Girls Get the Second Half”
Jacked Up and Unjust

Katherine Irwin

Karen Umemoto

University of California Press

Chapter three examines girls’ early childhood experiences in families and at school, and we highlight the pressures that girls uniquely experienced while growing up. We look at how girls’ family responsibilities, dress, demeanor, and their status in families and at school were constrained by numerous gender inequalities – a set of conditions that the girls thought of as inherently unfair and “unjust.” Considering these pressures, some girls spoke and struck out against those who harassed and targeted them, sometimes violently.

Keywords:   Girlhood, Feminist Theory, Girls’ Violence, Gendered Violence, Patriarchy, Femininity, Girls and Poverty

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