Unformatted text preview: “Whose perspective is being represented?” VIII. Marilyn Frye, “Oppression” a. Oppression is NOT individual suffering but cultural patterns, assumptions, and expectations b. Oppression, sexist oppression, is systematic and has institutionalized/imposed cultural NORMS IX. Example of oppression in “A Day without Feminism” a. Imposed imbalances/no choice b. Unequal/unfair treatment c. Women are defined in terms of men d. Unnecessary/arbitrary limitations X. Frye’s point: in microscopic view, barriers may seem small, insignificant; but in macroscopic view, we see the birdcage, the NETWORK...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course WMST 101 taught by Professor Burns during the Spring '08 term at UNC.
- Spring '08