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Week# 3 Waves - What is Feminism? The „Waves‟ of...

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Unformatted text preview: What is Feminism? The „Waves‟ of Women‟s Movements in Canada” I Women‟s Movements: First Wave Feminism 1. What is First Wave Feminism? • Organized women‟s movement for equality, 19 th century to 1918 • Suffrage (right to vote) • Higher education and professions: access • Legal and property rights • Social reform movements 2. Maternal Feminism & Equal rights i) Maternal feminism a) Separate spheres (19 th century) • Justify keeping women at home • “fragile” women and male protection • Create peaceful home • Kind/nurturing Cult of domesticity images b) subversion: maternal feminism • Public power to change society • “clean up” the public sphere ii) Equal rights feminism • Fundamental human equality; justice • Downplayed differences and emphasized sameness Images: Equal rights feminism 3. Background to First Wave Feminism i) industrialization, urbanization & immigration • Late 19 th century • new female employment (sex-typed) • Unplanned urbanization • Fear moral breakdown • Low wages and immigrant workers Anglo-Canadian Fears • “protect” Canada • Dominant views of non-Anglos 4. Feminist reform4....
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course WS 101 taught by Professor Kate during the Spring '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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Week# 3 Waves - What is Feminism? The „Waves‟ of...

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