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Unformatted text preview: purity rituals to Muslim modesty rules, drawing upon the readings of Kaufman and Mernissi. What do they have in common? How do they differ? Do you think that they empower women or oppress them? 4. Jeffrey Weeks suggests that we are in the midst of a sexual crisis. What forces have contributed to this crisis, according to Weeks? On the basis of what you have learned so far in the course, do you agree with him? Why or why not? 5. Feminists differ in their beliefs about heterosexuality. Some say the main problem is that women are not encouraged to fully express their desires. Others say that the problem is that men do not respect womens bodies, and often behave aggressively toward them. Patricia Hill Collins complicates this debate by introducing the element of race. Imagine a discussion between Patricia Hill Collins and Catherine MacKinnon. What do you think they would say to each other?...
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