I’m excited to be announcing a new project to G Fems!!!!!
From G Girls to G Fems: Teaching Young Girls about Feminism through Popular Culture
In contemporary American culture, young girls are exposed to many different ideas through mainstream media. More often than not, the media offers a foundation of knowledge for young girls, with issues such as body image and the latest fashion trends building the groundwork. Young girls are most impressionable during adolescence; this is due to the many developmental changes that occur during this phase whether it is biological, psychological, or social.
My project involves a feminist analysis of popular culture through an array of mediated texts such as books, television, and movies to expose feminism to young girls. G Girls is a website dedicated to girl culture, providing young girls with the necessary skills to analyze these mediated texts through a feminist lens. G Girls will prompt young girls with a character checklist to analyze such texts critically, reviewing target audiences, major themes, setting, race, class, gender, sexuality, etc., enabling young girls to acquire concepts of feminism at an early age, thus understanding how it impacts adolescent culture.