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WMST 01/28/16 Notes

by: Kay Patel

WMST 01/28/16 Notes WMST 1110

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Defines feminism We watched Misrepresentation in class Goes over the assigned reading for the day
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Date Created: 02/12/16
Introduction to feminism:  What is feminism:  Equal rights, empowerment, ending patriarchy, representation etc…  Making the case of women’s rights:  First bought up in the 1880s in France and in the 1900’s in the USA  Dominant perceptions of women  Some things have changed, but not everything  The beginnings:  1840’s Emergency of feminist movement  “We are humanity, liberty for men is liberty for all women.”  1848: Seneca Falls Convention:  Declaration of sentiments  Feminist movement agenda: also informed by anti­slavery movement  Suffrage  Education  Property rights  Divorce reform th  19  amendment  The “F” word  US conflicts over the political meaning of feminism  Link between women and motherhood  After 1910: younger generation rejected maternal argument in favor of women’s  common human identity with men as basis for equal rights – they claimed a feminist  political identity th  1920: 19  amendment:  The first wave feminism  Continued resistance towards feminism throughout the 1960s/70s  In class video  A girl is taught that what she looks like matter the most  Today what a woman does, her appearance still matters the most  Boys think that the most attractive aspect of a woman is her looks based on media  Afraid that her daughter will be able to grow up in this culture  Media pressures us for the way women look  How long is it going to take for somebody to take a stand?  America spends more money on media than their national GDP  Two things needed: candidate and a psychological break through  Things have not changed as much as we like to think  Definition of feminism  Feminism is the belief that women and men are inherently of equal worth. Because  most societies privilege men as a group, social movements are necessary to achieve  equality between women and men, with the understanding that gender always  intersects with other social hierarchies  Both might have access to public education, but not all schools are the same/equal  Not only a belief, but also a movement  Have to take action for equal worth  Intersection with race, class, nationality etc…  Women’s liberation:  Revival of feminist policies  “women libbers” = the influence of press  Expansion of feminist agenda  Economic and political rights  Women’s equality with men in the work place and politics  Women’s difference from men within reproduction and sexuality  Depending of feminism’s radical connotation, but widening appeal  Into to term gender—socially constructed ideas of male and female  Contemporary feminism: “I am not a feminist, but…”  1980s(90s) backlash’s against feminism  Women need to be home  Women are not smart enough  Women not expect equal opportunities  Rejection of feminist identity, but with for equal pay etc…  The goals of feminism have survived, although meanings and terminology has shifted  Ex: womanist, lesbian feminist, male feminist etc… based on their goals and  identities  Reading: Sex and Gender though the Difference/Categorizations  Study of gender was based on socially defined difference between men and women  What were the limits of these approaches?  Overgeneralizability  Dualistic thinking: men are dominant and women are subordinates  Women become the oppressed others  Understanding the “other”  Critique of universal sisterhood  Created women as victims  Non­critical approach to gender  Questioned the placement of men  in women and gender studies  Deepening understandings:  Examination of power relations  Understanding differences  Critiquing a universal/unitary theory of gender and sisterhood  Concept of gender must be broadened and inclusive  Enter men and masculinity studies  Three major themes emerge: 1. Masculinity as a social construction that shifts over time and space 2. Power is central to understanding gender as a relational construct 3. No singular male sex role; various masculinities at any given time  Questioned masculinity to understand it better and reduce the problem  Gender in international contexts  Gender relations and globalization  Must understand global economic process and inequalities  Women’s paid and unpaid labor is key to global development strategies  White feminist movement and inattention to immigration and nationality  We are expanding and talking about gender in different ways  Movie: Misrepresentation  Goal of the film:  To examine how mainstream media contributes to the under­representation of  women in influential positions in America  Challenges the media’s limiting and problematic portrayals of women  Short and long term effects: limits girls’ ability to view themselves as confident,  powerful etc…  Interesting facts:  20% of news articles are about women, and many of these stories are of violence  and victimhood  Media provides a disproportionate number of images of women as young, white,  heterosexual, able­bodies, and underweight  65% of American women and girls have an eating disorder  Twice as many are diagnosed with depression post­puberty  1 in 6 women are survivors of rate or an attempted rape  Women make up 51% of the populations and only 17% of Congress  The media:  Shapes cultural norms and attitudes  Reinforces gender stereotypes and normalized sexism  Sends message that girls and women’s value lie in beauty, youth, and sexuality  Affects girls’ and women’s ability to see themselves as leaders  Gender norms perpetuated through the media limit women and girls socially,  economically, and politically, as well as individually  Contributes to underrepresentation of women in powerful positions  Media men and boys  Representation of men and masculinity in the media  Conforming to images of masculinity  Sexism as a learned behavior  Encouraging men and boys to challenge sexism and violence against women  Supporting women and girls in their empowerment and leadership skills  Questioned the victims before  Not the attacker is punished  Important to implicate the attackers  Has to be shift in consciousness/framework  Encourages men and boys to be in particular ways


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