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Feminism Midterm Review

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Feminism Midterm Review 1. Androcentrism/anthropocentrism a. Androcentrism is the practice of placing male human beings or the masculine view point  at the center of one’s view of the world. b. Anthropocentrism is the idea that humans must be the central concern and humans must  be cared for and looked after above all other beings 2. Feminist theory's 3 approaches to the historical alignment of women and animals a. Women are not like animals, but are distinctly human b. Feminist theory must engage itself with the status and treatment of the other animals c. Feminist theory has nothing to do with animals    (from  Animals and Women ) 3. The 4 theoretical justifications for the oppression of women & animals a. Hunting-men/gathering women b. Nomads and women breeders (domestication) i. Animals became tools and women breeders c. Sacrificing to Gods (religion) i. Sacrificing Virgins to God or animals to God d. Science Revolution (mechanization) i. Testing animals for new technology 4. The absent referent  a. Coined by Carol Adams to identify the missing factor in a situation b. Example: The animal used for corpse eating disappears both literally and figuratively.  Animals in body and name are made absent as animals in order that flesh can exist. If  animals are alive, they can not exist. c. Separates the meat eater from the animal and the animal from the end product d. Keeps our “meat” separated from any idea that he or she was once an animal 5. Leftist & Liberalist approaches to social change  a. Leftist-institutionalizing-which means working from top to bottom i.
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