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GWS 100 Week 9 lecture notes

by: Karen Leung Ka Yan

GWS 100 Week 9 lecture notes GWS 100

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Week 9: Third, sisterhood is problematic
Intro Gender & Women's Studies
Terri Barnes
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GWS 100, week 9, Lecture Notes, Terri Barnes




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Karen Leung Ka Yan on Monday April 4, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GWS 100 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign taught by Terri Barnes in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 41 views. For similar materials see Intro Gender & Women's Studies in Women and Gender studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Date Created: 04/04/16
Definition of feminism from 1 week of class: Feminism assigns a negative value to gender inequality and alls it oppression Feminism= 2 prolonged campaign: 1. fight against notion of domination + practice of hierarchy 2. fight FOR re organization of society i.e. things defined as masculine XXX > value of things defined as feminine 2nd wave feminism 1960s-ard 85 - working towards what it meant to be w woman - have women to feel comfortable with tey are what they have and not trying to change them (hence no girdles, bras,….) Snyder – 3 feminism “…rejects grand narratives for a feminism that operates as a hermeneutics of critique within a wide array of discursive locations and replaces attempts at unity with a dynamic and welcoming politics of coalition” …rejects a feminism of big generalizations hermeneutics – the (re)interpretation of a text … it’s re-interpreting society …within what pp say, do and think >>>from many different sites, practices and perspectives ….all women are on the same boat >>>emphasizes coaitions of women working tgt strategically > women as “1 big gp tgt” feminism has to be recognizing it’s a group of women with different perspectives and thoughts learninggggggg to work tgt rd 3 wave feminism tend to focus on -> individual tell my own stories to tell how complex I am tend to say more of “I am an individual” > “I am an woman” - many different identities - entitled to equality and self-fulfillment - attention to media - !! girl power reclaim + repurpose notions like queer/bitch/slut in a positive way related to their sexual desires Emma Watson – someone who’s conventionally consider beautiful say “ I keep telling myself I am a human being not a doll + personality is more important thatn her looks” - big contradiction rd -very 3 wave feminism 3 components: 1. feminism without “women” a. no one right way to be women 2. feminism without foundation a. part of post-modernism b. focus on c. accept the notion of things can be ambiguous d. XXX gender binary, just male OR female; gender is a continuum e. XXXunified vision that every woman can agree on 3. Feminism w/o exclusion a. Nth is inherently bad/off-limit (nth is not ok itself or cannot be done) st 1 wave women -institutionalized inequality 2nd wave women -cultural inequality 3 wave women – includes all gender, ethnicity keep calm and be a woman without needing to be one machine is both and neither male and female rd 3 wave feminism is about contradictions -> Beyonce yeah!


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