women studies midterm review

women studies midterm review - Social construction we are...

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Social construction - we are shaped by our surroundings. Objectivity -form of understanding in which knowledge and meaning are believed to come from outside oneself- not affected by personal biases Subjectivity - form of understanding in which knowledge and meaning come from oneself and one’s own experience Structural Inequality - system of social discrimination practiced y public or social institutions and maintained by administrative rules and laws rather than by customs and traditions Racism -the belief in the inherent superiority of one race over the other and thereby the right to dominance Homophobia -the fear of homosexuals Intersectionality - an integrative perspective that emphasizes the intersections of several attributes, race, gender, class, sexuality Ideology - ideas attitudes and values that represent the interests of a group of people Social location - way of expressing one’s core of personal existence in the social and political world, all aspects of one’s identity meet –our experience of our own complex identities is sometimes contradictory and paradoxical –multiple identities Symbolic annihilation -absence of representation in media Intersex - when one is neither female or male, have both parts Heterosexism - negative attitudes, bias, and discrimination in favor of opposite-sex sexuality and relationships Sex - refer to biological categories, male or female Gender -male or female Sexuality - The quality or state of being sexual -sexual identity, sexual desire, sexual orientation Beauty Ideals - Ethnicity - cultural characteristic that connect a particular group or groups of people to each other Cultural relativism - view that all “authentic experience is equally valid and cannot be challenged by others- no external stands Socially lived theorizing Sexism - the belief in the inherent superiority of one sex over the other and thereby the right to dominance Feminist Theories - seeks to understand and explain women’s experiences
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