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dc.contributor.advisorHertzog, Jodie
dc.contributor.authorSimon, Jodie Christine
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-28T17:54:21Z
dc.date.available2013-02-28T17:54:21Z
dc.date.copyright2012en
dc.date.issued2012-07
dc.identifier.othert12070
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/5541
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Program of Liberal Studiesen_US
dc.description.abstract“Girl Power!” is a message that parents raising young women in today’s media-saturated society should be able to turn to with a modicum of relief from the relentlessly harmful messages normally found within popular music. But what happens when we turn a critical eye toward the messages cloaked within this supposedly feminist missive? A close examination of popular music associated with girl empowerment reveals that many of the messages found within these lyrics are frighteningly just as damaging as the misogynistic, violent, and explicitly sexual ones found in the usual fare of top 100 Hits. In fact, this cooption of feminist messages introduces a new danger in that it masks the commodification of feminism into a marketed brand of heightened sexual awareness (Gill 2008) while promoting traditional male behaviors as equalizing acts of power (Kilbourne 2009 ).en_US
dc.format.extentix, 59en
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWichita State Universityen_US
dc.rights@ Copyright 2012 by Jodie Christine Simon. All Rights Reserveden
dc.subject.lcshElectronic dissertationsen
dc.titleThe derailment of feminism: a qualitative study of girl empowerment and the popular music artisten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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