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Intro to Women s Studies University of Washington fall quarter 2014 taught by Regina Lee Feminism a movement to end sexism sexist exploitation and oppression Reformist feminism works for gender equality within the current system Revolutionary feminism works to transform unjust social system Lifestyle feminism apolitical beliefs about feminist ideas Power feminism desires control over all of the social system Possible interview question to young Latina woman Are you planning to have children in the near future s this sexist Yes sexist overtones in this question It is asked primarily of women It assumes primary childcare is performed as a woman It assumes primary childcare and work outside the home are not compatible s this racist Not necessarily The EEOC considers this to be a discriminating question and is therefore illegal to ask Privilege and oppression you can have both Jones definition of oppression differential access to the goods services and opportunities of society often evident as inaction in the face of need Scalzi definition of privilege when you need help by default it is easy to get How does oppression work nstitutionaized a system of social and cultural inequality created through a history of biased treatment justified by biological difference dehumanizing Personally mediated interpersonal manifestations of systemic inequalities are symptoms of oppression nternalized the person receiving the treatment accepts it as justified and may become a perpetrator What is womens and gender studies WGS involves the study of gender as a central aspect of human existence It involves Academic frameworks 0 Women in engineering women teachers principles Activist frameworks o Activism as a form of study The personal is political 0 Personal viewsbeliefs have ramifications in society Thinking of gender as central to knowledge creation and analysis departs from some constructions of abstract reason humanity and the university itself It defines gender as a social construct It opens the idea of at least two genders instead of only two What does WGS have to do with feminism The feminist movement is about ending sexual oppression How can we end what we don t yet recognize Where do we start Feminism strives for equality and justice across all aspects of society and for the affirmation of being in the world By creating itself as an academic field WGS has legitimized the creation of knowledge from and about feminized and othered bodies and lives Reading Claiming an Education by Adrienne Rich Claiming an education vs receiving one To receive act as a receptacle or container for To claim take as rightful owner to assert in the face of possible contradiction Reading by Beverly Guy Sheftal and Bonnie Thornton Dill Not defining women as a singular subject Women of color Women who are differently abled Women who don t conform to social norms Increasing attention to racism Effects of race on gender and class Inability of one model for women s experiences Feminized bodies hold meaning differently depending on race lntersectionality gender alone does not describe all differences in our lives Race class personal history and gender all contribute to society s view and our view of society What does a feminist look like Feminists are people who practice feminist movement Internal andor external practices not always defined by visibility Political action personal conviction social media social justice lntersectional inclusive perspectives at the margins Men women and those who do not identify as either can be feminists Being or identifying as a woman does not make someone a feminist Making waves Histories of feminism are usually described in waves 13 wave suffrage and abolition 1850 s 2nd wave social movements 1960 s 3390 wave unsettling gender 1990 s list is US centric
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