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Women, Culture, and Society Class 10 Multiracial Feminism
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Organization 1. Introduce Reading and Author 2. The Rise of Multiracial Feminism 3. Radicals, Heydays, and Hot Spots 4. Principles of a Movement 5. Blueprints for Feminist Activism
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Introduce Reading and Author Multiracial Feminism: Recasting the Chronology of Second Wave Feminism (originally published in 2002 issue of Feminist Studies). Author: Becky Thompson Professor of sociology at Simmons College in Massachusetts Her activism has included work against Apartheid in South Africa, the escalation of incarceration, U.S. wars in South America, and in support of multiracial feminism, multicultural education, and human rights. Has written extensively on multiracial feminism, multiracial views of families and of women’s eating disorders, racial identity, and multicultural education Well known for her book, Mothering without a Compass: White Mother's Love, Black Son's Courage
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The Rise of Multiracial Feminism 1. Thompson argues that many articles being published about the Second Wave of feminism provide a version that is “hegemonic feminism”. White led, marginalizes the activism and scholarship of women of other races and ethnicities, focuses on the United States, and treats sexism as the ultimate oppression. Either de-emphasizes or ignores a class and race analysis, sees equality with men as the goal of feminism, and has an individual rights-based vision for social change (rather than justice-based). Problem with this approach: does not recognize the centrality of the
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