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Women, Culture, and Society Professor Yana V. Rodgers Class 1
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Organization 1. Introductions 2. Go over syllabus 3. Fear of Feminism Introduce author Summarize reading Discussion
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Fear of Feminism: Introduce Author Lisa Maria Hogeland Associate Professor of Women’s  Studies at McMicken College,  University of Cincinnati Extensive teaching, research, and  administrative work in women’s  studies. Fear of Feminism: Why Young  Women Get the Willies
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Fear of Feminism: Summarize Reading Set up premise: women are afraid of feminism. Two forms of gender consciousness: Awareness of women’s vulnerability Celebration of women’s difference Gender consciousness is a pre-condition for  feminist consciousness Gender consciousness is necessary but not sufficient Key difference lies in the link between gender and politics
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Unformatted text preview: Fear of Feminism: Summarize Reading • Feminist consciousness: must politicize gender consciousness. How? • Analyze, ask, advocate, and ally • Fear of feminism is not a fear of gender, it is a fear of politics • Does feminist identity put young people out of the dating pool? • Not necessarily, but it means we must continually analyze pressures to negotiate and work through struggles. Fear of Feminism: Summarize Reading • Why do the fears of feminism exist? • How we can overcome these fears. • Break the silence and act • Benefits from pursuing feminist work. • Reward of intellectual and political work • Moral power of living honestly • Surprises of coalition • Rewards of doing what is difficult...
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