Head covering/ modest dress was typically worn by Muslim
In the film
Under One Sky
, it shows the many different types
of women in
the world & how they make the choice to wear hijabs; they
weren't forced to wear it. In
"Brazilian Beauty or Disability Culture," you are
prejudging those off of one's background & expecting a certain outcome because
of it. In Bank's "Hair Matters," it compares black women wearing an afro in a work
The mainstream society shows these women as passive,
but they see us Americans as hyper-sexualized & exploited. It shows the
hegemony is a myth. It's this symbol of identity & becomes this challenge
towards racism. This was said to be a "new form of racism".
Three waves of feminism: 1920's focused on suffrage & the
right to hold property; 1960's wanted to expand legal & civil rights; 1990's to
present day focused on different race, sex positivity, and class ethnicity. The
problem with the waves metaphor is that it focuses on mainstream (white) events
in feminism portraying that all feminists have one universal struggle. That it was
only based on U.S. feminism disregarding hierarchies & conflicts, along with the
large gap between each wave suggesting nothing happened during those years.
In Taylor's article, "Feminist Consumerism & Fat Activists,"
focused on another movement to change one's judgement towards specific
identity. It relates to post-feminism, the notion that feminism is over. After each
wave, someone declared the death of feminism. Addresses that there are more
waves to come and that we're not done.
Important because it shows that there are subcultures that
exist within the movement that included many different issues. There are other
things to fight for. It might get better, but there are other debates & issues out
there. This is a flaw in classifying feminism suggesting a unified front. THere are
multiple feminism and feminist activism is always happening in different places,
time, and to different people.
Binary implies only 2 genders: male & female & 2 sexes:
homosexual & heterosexual. Spectrum includes everything & everyone, ranging
from transgender, interest, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, etc.
From lecture, we learned that gender and sex are social
It is important because it shows that other options and
social constructions do exist.
Housework, making dinner, doing laundry, childcare, etc are
jobs known to be the women's natural "second shift". Women did not get respect