Girls’ Studies: My Super Sweet Sixteen

The instructions for this week’s post follow: “I’d like you to compare what you learned from the Julia Alvarez piece [“Once Upon a Quinceañera”] with the episode of My Super Sweet 16 that you watched.  Feel free to use short clips of the episode or images to illustrate your points.  Some questions you may or... Continue Reading →

Girls’ Studies: 1980s Barbie Glamour Home

This week’s girls’ studies blog assignment is to locate a cultural object related to girls’ play and analyze it with the following questions.  How do you know it is meant for girls?  What would happen if a boy were to play with it?  Is this a product of a particular era? Is it aimed toward... Continue Reading →

Girls’ Studies: Introduction

I’m taking a class titled Girls’ Studies this semester as part of my cognate area for my Ph.D. program.  One of the components of this class is posting each week to a blog, and while I could create a new and private blog for this purpose, I’ve decided to post it here on my public... Continue Reading →

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