for your note to FEMINIST.COM.
The girls movement really become
active in the United States
around the mid-to-late 1980's.
Much of this was inspired by
research that Carol Gilligan
had done at an all girls high
school--The Emma Willard School.
Then in the early 1990's the
Foundation launched "Take
Our Daughters to Work Day" that
moved attention on girls to
a national level. There was
also a study done by the American
Association of University Women
in the early 1990s.
Foundation and other organizations
had been working with schools,
but mostly around gender curriculums,
etc.. Today, the girl's movement
is everywhere and even the Girl
Scouts have had to change in
order to keep up with this.
Council for Research on Women
has done a good job of documenting
this work and, I believe, on
what it was like before. They
have done a report called something
to the effect of "The Girls
Report." I suggest that you
contact them directly for more