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Book of fusion, The: The lesbian identity integration fictional narrative
The author explores a range of fictional works written by lesbians and containing lesbian protagonists, through the framework of lesbian identity stage models. The relative merits of five models are compared in describing the process of lesbian identity establishment. The historical development of the lesbian novel is then ...
Creating world woman leaders: Missions, mechanisms, and experiences of empowerment at the Seattle Girls’ School
The Seattle Girls’ School is unique in its mission statement specifically directing the school to empower its students. In exploring the success of this single-sex middle school, the author places the school within the wider context of single-sex education, gender bias, and female adolescent development. Data analysis from ...
Inclusive language inside the Christian community
Traditional Christian theology is grounded in historical scriptures and teachings that use gendered language when referring God. This gives rise to the use of male pronouns and gender descriptions of “God” in Christianity. Feminist theology provides a framework to reconcile these gendered philosophical foundations with a ...
It depends on what you mean by community: Community building among undergraduate students within the Women Studies Department at the University of Washington
Using participatory research, the author explores attitudes and perceptions of current and former undergraduate students in the Women Studies Department of a large U.S. university regarding the concept of “community.” Based on this research, the author develops strategies for identifying and overcoming barriers to community ...
Effects of the Thin Ideal in Magazines on Women, The
The popular portrayal of the feminine physical ideal in advertisements found in popular fashion magazines is unrealistic, unhealthy, and does not accurately reflect the range of body types and sizes in society. Feminist magazines, such as Bitch and Fierce, challenge these unrealistic ideals by critiquing popular fashion ...
Barriers: An analysis of the use of safer sex methods in the queer community
Women who have sex with women are at risk for sexually transmitted infections. Often these communities fail to practice safer sex, due to a lack of education about potential risks. Safer sex education targeted to queer women in these communities, combined with wider access to barrier methods, would reduce the prevalence of ...
“We Are the Tiniest Particle”: Authorial Agency and the Body
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France and the Netherlands: immigration, assimilation, and conflict
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Against the “Hun”: Anti-Germanism at the Seattle Public Schools and the University of Washington, 1917-1918
In 1917-1918, during World War I, anti-German feelings swept the United States. Educational institutions were not immune. This paper describes in detail events at the University of Washington and the Seattle Public Schools to explicate how anti-Germanism operated at the institutional level, and its long-term effects.
La Lucha por el Agua, la Lucha por la Vida: The Political Economy of Water Privatization in Cochabamba, Bolivia
This paper examines the failure of the attempt to privatize the water utilities in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. A large popular uprising against dramatically rising costs for water was not effectively managed by a weak central government.