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WMST Study Guide 2 - WMST2020:(Spring2010 ExamTwoReview...

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WMST 2020: The Social Construction of Femininities and Masculinities (Spring 2010) Emmanuel David and Allison Formanack Exam Two Review This is not an exhaustive review of the material.  Instead, this is intended to help guide  you through the material so that you can search for main themes and concepts.  At stated  in the syllabus, you are responsible for all material covered in lecture and the reading.  Lecture material Structural Preconditions to the Feminist Movement A series of social movements aimed at bringing about gender equality A method of analysis to understand social arrangements of power Waves of Feminism (First Wave, Second Wave, Third Wave) First Wave 1890s-1920s (property, suffrage, education) Second Wave Movements for reproductive and sexual health, pay equity, protection  against sex discrimination, sexual assault, domestic violence and sexual  harassment 1960s-1980s Became more radical Third Wave 1980s/1990s-Today Universal sisterhood, interlocking oppressions Variants (Feminist Ideologies: Liberal, Radical, Socialist, etc) Liberal:      to achieve equality in existing system, norms to advance women’s  position Radical:      root cause   patriarchy, NEW system Socialist:      economic structure (unequal distribution of wealth within  capitalism); gender division of labor Black/Chicano:      intersectional; critique within white feminist movement Eco Feminism:      links environmental concerns to women’s position in  society; parallel exploit with environment and women Feminist Organizational Structures (Bureaucratic, Collective, etc) Liberal   Bureaucratic (top represents base) Collectivist   small group, leadership positions rotate, changing  consciousness/relationship to world Typology of masculinities 
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1. Mysogyny 2. Homophobia 3. Compulsory Heterosexuality (Adrian Rich) (assumed  sexuality=heterosexuality) Taylor et al., “The Women’s Movement: Persistence through Transformation” What are the core concerns that persist throughout the various movements? How has the women’s movement changed forms? What are the social contexts that influence women's access to work and education? What are the assumptions of liberal feminism? What are the critiques of liberal feminism? What are the assumptions of radical feminism? What are the critiques of radical feminism? What are the two primary organizational structures?   How does organizational structure intersect with various goals and strategies? When, where, and under what contexts did counter-movements against feminism 
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