Term of Award
Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies
Document Type and Release Option
Dissertation (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
Delores D. Liston
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Dorothy A. Battle
Committee Member 3
Committee Member 4
This research is concerned with the practice of labeling young women with adverse sexual labels. The practice of labeling young women is a form of sexual harassment that effects the lives of not only the young women who receive the labels, but serves to perpetuate the sexual double standard prevalent in our culture that positions men and women unequally. This study presents the stories of twelve women aged 25-35 as they reflect back on their experiences with receiving such a label while in school. Through the use of interviews, the women discuss their particular experiences with attaining the label and also discuss how such a label has effected their self-concepts and life choices. The women also recount how their school staff treated the issue of sexual labeling. Their stories represent some of the painful consequences the attainment of sexual labels can have for women.
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Moore-Rahimi, Regina, "Costs of Desire: How Sexual Labeling in School Influences Life Choices of Women" (2002). Legacy ETDs. 790.