All American Boys

“Hey, Will, I said into the picture. This is for you. Ma’s always telling us to take responsibility. That we have to live up to what dad died for. We need to get good grades and go to college and take advantage of every damn minute of our lives because he died for us. I … Read more

Unorthodox Gender Roles in “Boys and Girls” and “The Yellow Wall-paper”

Judith Fetterly coined the term “immasculation” in her 1978 book “The Resisting Reader,” using it to define the process by which “women are taught […] to identify with a male point of view and to accept as normal and legitimate a male system of values” (3). In the short stories “Boys and Girls,” by Alice … Read more