WMST 101 Notes 1:13:11

WMST 101 Notes 1:13:11 - This means change assumptions,...

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WMST 101 Notes 1/13/11 04:53 Chapter 1: What is Women’s Studies? Feminism: a social movement developed in the 60’s and 70’s. Women’s Studies: Discipline (academic), grew out of feminism, started at UNC in 1976 Stereotypes: “Love Monkey” by Kyle Smith, “girls go all women studies on you” Words matter, important to use gender neutral words FreshMEN vs. First-years Think of Berkley French Department 1976: The PhD French literature reading list/exam  had no women authors Explanation: no women authors, no room on list Not even Simone de Beauvoir, one of the most famous French writers (and a woman) Why add women to university curriculum? Make Women visible Move women to center Correct andorcentric bias aka male-centered bias First Cartoon: Men think women are taking over, but not nearly as many women  authors/professionals; shows different expectations Must change evaluation criteria
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Unformatted text preview: This means change assumptions, make us see different Take womens issues seriously Realize women are socially constructed WMST Research expanded definition of what women are, our sameness & differences Lucita Woods- What women studies has meant to me Two communities: Navajo and larger community of women WMST is empowerment of women, doesnt mean power over someone else, but power through mutual respect politics of black womens studies need to recognize double oppression of black women sexism and racism Overcoming illiteracy stereotypes of black women Milla Granson- taught slaves to read Men AND women studies Made men visible, makes them aware of their privelage of being a man Made gender in general visible, revealed masculinity and feminity as socially constructed Field of power 04:53 04:53...
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