Getting Even: Feminist Agency and Postfeminist Containment in Girl Power Narratives

Murphy, Caryn
October 2010
MP: A Feminist Journal Online;Oct2010, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p98
Academic Journal
The article argues the recent depictions of Girl Power in print media and Hollywood films that constitute a backlash against the feminist potential of the concept. It explores how cultural responses to Girl Power try to contain, deny, or erase the emerging agency of young women. The two major types of statements of the backlash against second wave feminism are also discussed.


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