Week 2 article summary and discussion questiosn

Week 2 article summary and discussion questiosn - Alex...

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Alex Laughlin 20 Jan. 2011 The First and Second Waves of Feminism in the U.S. There were two major waves of feminism: the first was during the 1840s and the second was in the 1960s. The first wave broke a lot of ground for feminism because women gained the right to vote, but much of the campaigning rhetoric was compromised by pragmatic appeals to white males through racist and gender role-invoking comments. The second wave encompassed a more wide body of diverse women so it was able to address issues of class, race, and sexuality as well as feminism. 1. During the first wave of feminism, was it worth it to invoke racist rhetoric in order to persuade white males to support women’s suffrage? 2. On pg. 545, Kesselman talks about “consciousness raising,” which is when women examined their own lives for evidence of societal oppression. Have you ever experienced that on your own? 3. The wealthy, white women seemed to think that women’s suffrage took precedent over voting rights for blacks. What do you think would have been the more important issue to tackle if you had both on your hands? 4.
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