Ch4 - Chapter 4 Outline Commonality and Difference among...

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Chapter 4 Outline Commonality and Difference among Women 1. Why Not Just Gender? a. Recognizing difference i. Focus on common womanhood ignored race-based differences in the history and perspective ii. Analyzing and comparing women in different social groups can reveal important differences but also commonalities in women’s lives that might otherwise be ignored. b. The differential impact of sex/gender systems i. Understanding how gender affects women we look a the social differences ii. The view from the dominant system 1. women are rewarded for being dependent on and deferential toward men 2. all women are judged by the same standard ideal of a real woman 3. this ideal is usually unattainable a. race b. class c. ethnicity iii. View from different groups of women 1. Subsystems from the single sex/gender system a. Based on i. race ii. class iii. religion iv. geography b. variation in the way that gender is shaped and represented in the system iv. Untangling Oppression 1. the parallel model
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