The Age of "Girls"

Emily M. Lindholm, Gettysburg College

Surge is a student blog at Gettysburg College where systemic issues of justice matter. Posts are originally published at Through stories and reflection, these blog entries relate personal experiences to larger issues of equity, demonstrating that –isms are structural problems, not actions defined by individual prejudice. We intend to popularize justice, helping each other to recognize our biases and unlearn the untruths.


According to Google Search, knowing when you’re a woman is the fourth most pressing question on the interwebz this week. For this question to make the quintessential “top 4” in a search engine that answers over one billion questions every day leads me to believe there still remains a lot of confusion over the true transition into what Etta James so eloquently describes as a genuine W.O.M.A.N. [excerpt]