Women's Studies, Week 2
Women's Studies, Week 2 WS 200
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Caroline Crews on Sunday January 31, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to WS 200 at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa taught by Ana Schuber in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 42 views. For similar materials see Intro To Women Studies in Women and Gender studies at University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa.
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Week 2 Notes Disaffected People who are no longer happy List of Disaffected o Poor o Misfits/outsiders o Minorities o Tea party o Adolescent youth 60s and 70s with Vietnam o Ambitious Wouldn’t start a movement because they already have the money to change whatever they want o In the grip of vice o The Sinners Fred Phelps, Westborough Baptist Church o Nationalists Pros and cons to being a nationalist Our own naps are altered because we think America is the best so it should be the biggest Mass Movements harp of the future, not interested in the present Christianity and Islam: both religions talk about Heaven Nazism: “we will have glory” o Sounds very similar to Donald Trump Glorification of the Past “Traditional” o Used by those who hate what is happening History books are written by the winners o Most of our history is just myth o Example: American Genocide 500 tribes before the whites came to America Slaughter The Whites would give Native Americans blankets with small pox We are never the same Women’s movement o Even though there were countries with goddess, women did not have rights Childhood o We have a tendency to think of our childhood as the glory years Restoring Honor Returning the country to the values on which it was founded on Most of the time its b.s. Values of Founding Fathers Well-educated men Served in the continental army Had money, land and statues Believed in: o Centralized government with wide range of enforceable power Voting at the Beginning of the United States Only white men with money and land could vote By the Civil War, most men could vote A multitude of test were used to keep women and people of color from voting Nazi’s Imagined Past The Germans told themselves that they had descended from a race of Aryans that were blonde and blue-eyed, tall and fertile In reality, this was a myth Mass Movements throw up a screen No questions or death Either you truly believe or you are scared into believing; you have a want to belong with a group Religion ask you not to doubt or question Myths build up around right thought Washington and the cherry tree o Completely made up story FDR hid is polio Eisenhower had an affair while at war Kenned slept with anyone Hatred is a unifying agent Strongest feeling that unifies Country wide Isis Who do we hate? o Native Indians They are savages They don’t share our religion Scalping Petty-Coat governments Most of their governments were run by women o Islamist They hate our freedom Jihad actually means “struggle”, not worry They have the wrong religion Even though Islam and Christianity came from the same roots Their treatment of women is different from outs
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