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Introduction to Women’s Studies Thinking about Equality
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I The Roots of Women’s Studies • Second wave women’s movement • Activism and academics • Bell hooks: “feminism is simply a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression” • debates: how to define equality ; gender ; sex ; woman ?
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II Equality 1. Meanings of Equality how we define equality has political implications
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i) Formal equality equal protection/treatment: everyone treated the
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Unformatted text preview: same • civil rights/freedoms/liberties • limitations • compare everyone to already existing norm • idea of difference and disadvantage • equal benefit of policy, laws • another way of talking about difference vs. sameness • men and women differ in life experience; power; income; access to resources • Example: the Women’s Washroom Problem (WWP): a study by Anh Tran ii) Substantive Equality...
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