Women & Language

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  • Communication & Mass Media Complete

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Current Issue

Volume 43, Issue 1
Spring 2020 

Articles and Creative Works

“Mobbing” and Other Poems
Katie Manning

Painted Nails: The Gender(ed) Performance of Queer Sexuality
Justin J. Rudnick


Susana H. Case

Stained: Courtesy Stigma and Families of the Incarcerated
Celeste C. Wells

Anne Harding Woodworth

“Reading Is an Act of Survival”: Remaking Feminist Subjectivity in Translation
Emek Ergun

“Believing” in Feminism, “Lovable” Sexism: Rhetorical Inaction and Fallacies of Authenticity
Paul Muhlhauser, Jedidiah Fowler, and Daniel Schafer

Book Reviews:

Kate Lockwood Harris's Beyond the Rapist: Title IX and Sexual Violence on US Campuses

Jenn Freitag

Editors Leandra Hinojosa Hernández and Robert Gutierrez-Perez's This Bridge We Call Communication: Anzaldúan Approaches to Theory, Method, and Praxis

Amanda R. Martinez

Diane L. Shoos' Domestic Violence in Hollywood Film: Gaslighting

Siobhan E. Smith-Jones

Ebony A. Utley's He Cheated, She Cheated, We Cheated: Women Speak about Infidelity

Narissra Maria Punyanunt-Carter

Mason Funk's The Book of Pride: LGBTQ Heroes Who Changed the World

Mary Alice Adams



The Web of White Disengagement
Lamiyah Bahrainwala



Tease and Persist: A Scratchy Note to White “Allies”
J. Nautiyal

Silence, (In)Action, and the Downfalls of White Allyship
Leandra H. Hernández

Just Do the Right Thing: On White Allies and Intervention
Shauntae Brown White

When White Disengagement Masquerades as White Allyship, We All Lose
LaTashia Brown Reedus

W&L Online

Women & Language embraces the scholarly freedoms of a computer-mediated and digitally-enabled world by publishing scholarly and creative work that may not be possible to disseminate through traditional print journals.
Explore all of W&L Online, including our first fully online special issue, “Nasty (Wo)manifestos”​:

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Transcending the Acronym

edited by Leland G. Spencer

Volume 41, Issue 1 - Fall 2018

Nasty (Wo)manifestos

Volume 40, Issue 2 - Spring 2018

edited by Bernardo A. Attias and Jeanine M. Mingé

On First Lady Michelle Obama

edited by Cerise L. Glenn, Siobhan E.

Smith-Jones, and Karla D. Scott

Volume 40, Issue 1 - Winter 2017/2018

Health, Gender, Sexuality, and Sex

edited by Deborah Ballard-Reisch and

Kimberly Kline

Volume 39, Issue 1 - Fall 2016

Engaged Scholarship

edited by Jimmie Manning and Renée Houston

Volume 38, Issue 1 - Spring 2015

The Value of the “Bad Feminist”

edited by Patty Sotirin

Volume 36, Issue 2 - Fall 2013

Mic Checking the Patriarchy

edited by Mary Vavrus

Volume 35, Issue 1 - Spring 2012

On Humanitarian Crises

edited by Cynthia Weber

Volume 34, Issue 1 - 2011

War, Language, and Gender

edited by Anita Taylor and MJ Hardman

Volume 27, Issue 2 - Fall 2004


edited by Anita Taylor and Linda Perry

Volume 24, Issue 2 - Fall 2001


Leland G. Spencer, PhD

Editor, Women & Language


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