“Distraction”: Dress code double standards and the regulation of school-age girls
In their new book "Distraction: Girls, School, and Sexuality," two Illinois State University professors explore the way regulation and school practices sexualize school-age girls from pre-school through adulthood. They joined The 21st to talk about the value placed on the education of kids of different genders, as well as the burdens forced on young women in schools and the effect of labeling girls as a "distraction."
Erin Mikulec, Ph.D.
Professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at Illinois State University
Dawn Beichner, Ph.D.
Professor in the Criminal Justice Sciences Department and Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Illinois State University
Dr. Dawn Beichner, of .@ISUSciTech, and Dr. Erin Mikulec, of @educationISU, have published "Distraction: Girls, School, and Sexuality," a book that discusses heteronormativity and the topic of schools as gendered and genderizing spaces. https://t.co/V8rDIRjKlV @DIOPressInc— Research at ISU (@ISUResearch) November 18, 2021
Prepared for web by Owen Henderson
Help shape our coverage on The 21st by joining our texting group and answering weekly questions. To join, text “TALK” to 217-803-0730 or sign up with your phone number below: