Week One Lecture Notes
Week One Lecture Notes PS 348
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Women in Politics PS 348 Week One Lecture Notes What we will be learning from this course gtThe struggle for female rights and feminist issues gtExploring larger political issues equality vs difference rights citizenship democracy identity politics gendered institutions and culture General Info gt Women make up 51 of the world population gt Women are very active in political science today as they focus on new issues as well as diversity gt While women in the United States make up 52 of the overall population only 19 of Congress is represented by females Paradox of Equality gt Legal Equality 0 Women and men are to be treated the same 0 There are no quotgender citizensquot citizens are just people not male nor female gt Fairness Doctrine 0 There are differences from men and policies account for differences Healthcare abortions birth control De ning Politics gt Traditional De nitions 0 There are 39insiders ie men who have more in uence in politics 0 There are public realmsspheres and private realmsspheres Men quotownquot the public sphere business sphere while women run the private sphererealm home life 0 Women are seen as outsiders ie not being involved in public spheres There are rarely intersections of private vs public spheres especially with women Gender Politics gt Common discrimination of women gt Experience individual group gt The role of gender as socialpolitical institutions in society Themes Paradox of Equality gt Enlightenment Feminists Suffragists 0 Women are just like men Adams Wollstonecraft Mill gt Domestic Reformers AntiSuffrage 0 Women are empowered in difference to men Catharine Beecher gt Moral Crusaders 0 Call for God and what is right Grimke Sisters Stewart Stanton Susan B Anthony In uences gt IdeasIdeals 0 Women have the capacity for reason and judgment 0 Supporting voting rights and education for everyone not just women gt Religion and Christianity 0 Morality important 0 Inequality went against religious doctrines and God s Law Timeline 1776 Revolutionary War Adams 18th Century Marriage institutions Wollstonecraft 1830 s Grimke Sisters 1848 Seneca Falls Convention rst women s rights convenUon gt 19th Century industrialization cult of domesticity Mill VVVV Enlightenment Movement of intellectuals in 18th century Europe Sought to mobilize the power of reason Reforming society and advancing knowledge The Age of Science No longer solely Godreliant Called the Age of Science VVVVVV Enlightenment s Notion of Rights gt Ideas 0 Liberalism o Rationality reason and virtue gt Politics 0 Nation no longer a monarchy or church separation of church and state 0 Rights of the individual 0 Free ma rket Women s Status in the 18th Century gt The difference between public and private spheres 0 Women run the private spheres Paying bills balancing books taking care of children cleaning Women had no political rights Women had no property or education rights 0 Blackstone s view on Marriage Common law and coverture Feme Covered Covered WomanWife gt Solely under the husband s command gt Comparable to slavery gt Had no rights in marriage or politics gt Women s assets immediately became husband s property Abigail Adams gt Letters 0 quotRemember the Ladiesquot and revolution Enlightenment noUons 0 Responses ofJohn Adams Consent majority minority no rights without consent Quali cation of voters 0 Suggested that men are tyrants Men wanted the country to be free from English but women want to be free from the men 0 Women won t obey laws if they aren t represented Comparable to taxation without representation Mary Wollstonecraft gt 1792 gt quotVindication of the Rights of Womenquot 0 Importance of education for everyone Masculine virtues can be seen in women as well Women can be rational and virtuous The arbitrary power of beauty men are easily entrapped in women s beauty 000 19th Century gt Industrialization new cities in ation in economy gt Cult of Domesticity 0 Gender Ideology in social system o Piety purity submissive domesticity gt Women 0 African American women were enslaved more in South than North 0 Workingclass white women mostly poor farmer s daughters working in upperclass homes 0 Immigrant women mostly Irish John Stuart Mill gt 1969 gt quotSubjection of Womenquot 0 Theory vs Experience Give women the opportunity for equality and see what they can do 0 What men want 0 Willing slaves vs forced slaves 0 Marriage compared with slavery
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