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Women's Studies 100; Week 2 Notes

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Women's Studies 100; Week 2 Notes WMNS 100

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These notes go over what we went through in class on the 15th of September.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Madeline Notetaker on Monday September 26, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to WMNS 100 at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire taught by Jamie in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Womens Studies in Women and Gender studies at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.

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Date Created: 09/26/16
9-15 Syllabus Low stakes formative assessment mostly Always do the reading responses How “hard” is the class- depends on the teacher - What kind of learner - Type of assessment - Hard or easy - People you surround yourself with Woman’s Studies- why is it hard 1. Can be very emotional/personal 2. Cutting edge- very new and modern 3. Critique- “critical studies” (race studies, ethnic, etc.) what is mainstream should be criticized Self critique Vi Hart- What is identity—who are you? What do you identify as? Vocabulary: Sex: physical characteristics; male and female; biological Gender: cultural; clothes we wear; way we present ourselves; masculine and feminine Binary is NOT clear- not just male or female; masculine and feminine Gender Identity: Cis: sex assigned at birth same as gender they identify as Trans: Sex assigned at birth different from gender identity Intersex: genitals do not match binary traits, make a decision (doctors) because they aren’t sure and then make sure they look like that sex. Blurry/messy idea. Regular sex: sex someone is assigned at birth Genitals, chromosomes, hormones Sexuality: Heterosexual, Homosexual, Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual **Who we are and who we are attracted to** Intersexion: Very interesting Cannot identify the parts so they are assigned and then put under procedures Parents/guardians told to not talk about it (hush hush) Homologous- from bipotential tissue (can be either) Social Construction Next week Intersectionality Intersex


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