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Chick lit

A literary genre that came to prominence in the 90s. Features the adventures (romantic and otherwise) of young, single working women.

2

first-person shooter

A video-game genre focused on shooting in which one plays 'through the eyes' or from the visual perspective of an avatar

3

MMORPGs

(Massively multiplayer on-line role-playing games). Role playing video games distinguished from others by the number of players who participate and by the 'persistent world' in which the game takes place.

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Persons' Case

The October 1929 legal decision (in response to a petition from five women now known as the Famous Five) that redefined 'persons' under the British North America Act to include women, thus dramatically expanding their legal rights.

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polyvocality

"Many-voicedness". the presence of polyvocality means that multiple meanings of readings are possible.

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Riot Grrrl

A cultural movement of the 90s based on punk/alternative music and consciously feminist politics.