Feminist girls’ work as a mirror of societal role models and living situations of girls and women?
The understanding of female role models and living situations of girls and women has significantly changed over the past years and centuries. For a long time girls and women were only seen as mothers and housewives. However, this concept altered in the 1970s and had an impact on social work. With respect to this fact, the objective of this thesis is to identify if and how (feminist) girls’ work, considering living situations and role models of girls and women, has become different since its formation in the German-speaking area. In addition, a closer look will be given to the consequences for social work. The results demonstrate that (feminist) girls’ work has a long history and underwent substantial changes, due to women’s movements and other equality efforts. It also appears that (feminist) girls’ work represents the current societal role models of girls and women. Furthermore, old patterns of thinking still have an influence on society. Consequently, social work is required not only to provide individual help but also to continually focus on societal and political structures.