‘This was my hell’: the violence experienced by gender non‐conforming youth in US high schools

  title={‘This was my hell’: the violence experienced by gender non‐conforming youth in US high schools},
  author={Shannon E. Wyss},
  journal={International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education},
  pages={709 - 730}
  • Shannon E. Wyss
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Sociology, Education
  • International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
This paper explores the experiences of harassment and violence endured by seven gender non‐conforming youth in US high schools. Based on a larger research project, it opens an inquiry into the school‐based lives of gender‐variant teens, a group heretofore ignored by most academics and educators. Breaking violence down into two main types (physical and sexual), this work uses informants’ voices, along with ‘doing gender’ theory, to analyze the experiences of butch lesbian girls, trans teenagers… 

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