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The Social Control of Girls
A look at the history of repressing female sexuality through the incarceration and rehabilitation of women.
# 108437 | 942 words | 5 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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This paper discusses how policing female sexuality in the guise of rehabilitating fallen women and punishing female criminals has been virtually synonymous since the birth of the institution of the prison. It looks at how attitudes have not really changed since the 19th century and how, even today, women are still punished harshly for transgressing the stereotype of how women should behave.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bronte, Charlotte. (1966). Jane Eyre. New York: Penguin Classics.
  • Fessler, Anne. (2006). The Girls who Went Away. New York. Penguin Press.
  • Mumm, Susan. (1996, Spring). "Not worse than other girls: the convent-based rehabilitation of fallen women in Victorian Britain." Journal of Social History. Retrieved 10 Oct 2007 at
  • Shelden, Randall G. (2004). "Female Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System." Part I: Delinquency among Girls. Retrieved 10 Oct 2007 at
  • Verhoveck, Sam. (1993). "Ban on Pregnant Cheerleaders Lifted." The New York Times. Retrieved 10 Oct 2007 at A965958260

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