Intro to Women's and Gender Studies, Week 4 Notes
Intro to Women's and Gender Studies, Week 4 Notes WGST 1101 - 001
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Date Created: 02/08/16
WGST 1101 – February 3, 2016 feminism – the belief in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes; the movement organized around this belief different women = different “feminists” different definitions -> inherent belief for all that there is no one correct definition Centuries of Feminism Enlightenment Era 1620s-1780s First Wave 1848 (Seneca Falls) – 1920 (19 Amendment) Second Wave 1960 (Civil Rights Acts) – 1988 (ERA defeated) Third Wave 1988 – 2010 Fourth Wave 2008 – Onward Core Concepts of Modern Feminism intersectionality – takes into account multiple dimensions of identity (gender, race, class, sexuality, nationality, etc.) in a given context as they interconnect and have intersecting oppressions knowledge production – the ideas/methods/values/norms that are considered sound “science” or formal “knowledge”; controlling who practices these sciences, what is worth studying and what is valid knowledge feminist theory of knowledge production – acknowledges traditional modes of production with critical analysis of the politics of a dominant source of “knowledge” that makes invisible or devalue the knowledge of others; knowledge from personal experience; impact of media representations on knowledge; making modes of knowledge production accessible to all social justice – justice in terms of distribution of wealth, opportunities and privilege within a society; equal access to institutions feminist application of social justice define “justice” define “wealth” define “distribution” define “opportunities” recognize “privileges” of gender identity, race, class, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, etc. Enlightenment Era (1620 – 1780) emphasis on reason and analysis established rights of the individual challenged traditional power (monarchy/Church) era of revolutions (French and American) First Wave (1848 – 1920) Abolition (13 , 14 , 15 Amendments) Suffrage (19 Amendment) Rights of Citizens Women recognize power of political action Intersectionality of sex/race th th 1920 – August 26 , the 19 Amendment is ratified and 26 million women gain the right to vote 1920 – 1950 (Did the movement die?) Sigmund Freud Great Depression WWII Women enter he workforce in mass Margaret Sanger, birth control 1940s “Rosie the Riveter” becomes the 1950s “Happy Homemaker” Make notes of quotes (will be posted on Moodle): Abigail Adams Sojourner Truth Margaret Sanger
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