Whose Social Empowerment? The Impact of Normative Constructions of Girlhood in Pure (Amanda I. & Adam R.)

In “Docile Bodies, Dangerous Bodies: Sexual Awakening and Social Resistance in Young Adult Dystopian Novels”, Sara Day argues that Western culture presents girls as “simultaneously desirable and dangerous”, requiring strict regulation of their sexuality and physical agency (75). While traditional literature contains warnings against girls exploring their physical desires, young adult dystopian literature seeks to … Continue reading Whose Social Empowerment? The Impact of Normative Constructions of Girlhood in Pure (Amanda I. & Adam R.)