Girl Heroes and Identity: The Limited Typology of Girl Power
Girl hero cartoons claimed to offer girls positive role models and were received as such by some critics and parents. Given their one-dimensionality, could they live up to the hype? Chapter Seven explores how young girls understood the identity possibilities presented by the girl heroes, within the girls' broader viewing contexts--in which long-standing stereotypes prevailed.
Girls' Drawings from Chapter 7
The above slideshow features girls' drawings from Chapter 7 of Growing Up With Girl Power. To expand and view in full-screen mode, and see each image's title, click the button in the lower right-hand corner. Use the controls to navigate, pause, or resume the slideshow.
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