Girls Resisting Gender Violence on the Streets and in Schools
Feminist audiences, particularly those who read peer-reviewed research in journals such as Sex Roles, are often well-versed in the prevalence of violence against women and girls (See Rozee and Koss 2001; Shute et al. 2008, for examples from Sex Roles and Psychology of Women Quarterly, respectively). What is less common in the pages of the many feminist journals is documentation of girls’ and women’s resistance to that violence. A cursory search of PsycINFO yields 2479 items to be retrieved about “sexual harassment” alone and 50 items for the combined terms “sexual harassment” and “resistance.” In the tradition of Stein and Sjostrom (1994) Flirting or Hurting?: A Teacher’s Guide on Student-to-Student Sexual Harassment in Schools; Girls Inc. and The Center for Anti-Violence Education’s (1998) Action for Safety, a self-defense and violence prevention curriculum for use with girls; and Fine et al. (2004) Echoes of Brown, a dvd documenting a participatory action research project with youth...
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