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SOC 101- Lecture 9

SOC 101- Lecture 9 - Black women face class oppression and...

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Lecture 9 Ratzinger’s connections helped him become Pope. It’s beneficial to have good reputation among people. It’s not all positive to have large networks. Sociology is a science. It is also infused with politics. There is no value-free sociology. Back then, there were few female sociologists, so questions of gender were not raised. The first wave of feminism was focused on de jure issues. For a new generation, sociologists looked at the personal lives of women. Friedan article. She is emphasizing the desperation many middle class housewives face. They feel trapped. There is always a misery and depression in their minds. Black feminists pushed for integrative analysis. i.e. Gender is not the only item to be conceptualized. Race and class were also important.
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Unformatted text preview: Black women face class oppression and racial oppression. They are striving for racial and gender equality. “Personal is political.” So many women who attended great schools decided to opt out of the workforce. Another article suggests that not as many women opt out of the workforce. Could there be an opt out revolution among the most elite women? Has the workplace failed women or do women simply choose to opt out? Women may have a second shift. Men in the workplace may not trust women. Even women who are on the verge of promotions turn them down to become mothers. They feel like this is what they want to do. Is there a way back after leaving the workforce? Third wave of feminist movement is distinguished by the desire to not strive for only one goal....
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