WMST 101 Midterm 1

WMST 101 Midterm 1 - WMST 101 Midterm Review What is Womens...

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“What is Women’s Studies?” Intro to KMS Before the late 1960s there was so WMST, now over 1,000 programs Men, Latino, Black, Jewish What is Feminism – 1st and 2nd waves
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The Politics of Black Women’s Studies,” Akasha Hull and Barbara Smith Black women face double oppression of racism and sexism Not represented in either study of Blacks or Women Must explore their experiences to understand life of a black woman
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“Men and Women’s Studies” Michael Kimmel WMST has made gender visible Women’s issues are invisible to men because they are privileged Men have helped and supported women throughout history
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What Women’s Studies Has Meant to Me” Lucita Woodis She was a Navajo first, but part of larger community of women Able to share experiences of sexual objectification, common experiences
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Something’s Gotta Give Shows prejudice of being a WMST professor Radical looking, hipster, not married Shows how old man not married is a bachelor, and old woman not married is a spinster
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“Oppression” Marilyn Frye Double bind – too sexual, not sexual enough Raped, must have enjoyed it so you were not raped at all Root of the word oppression Oppressed group must accept it THE BIRDCAGE – 1 wire isn’t oppressive but together they all are
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A Day Without Feminism / A Day With Feminism WITHOUT – Historical, catalogue of oppressions Unequal treatment, imposed imbalances Shop/Home Ec, no girls teams, women’s 10pm curfew, Miss/Mrs., drugged during childbirth WITH – Visionary, looking forward Image of future freedoms, no date Equal wages, women heroines, women’s sports, sex separate from procreation
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Mona Lisa Smile Women are at prestigious All-Girl’s college, but they are only being taught how to be a proper wife and support their husbands career
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Intro to the Second Sex – Simone de Beauvoir Husband is the subject, you are the other “The Eternal Feminine” – must always be perfect female WOMAN – a socially constructed idea, i.e. putting a baby girl in pink clothes Sensitive to language i.e. “MANkind”
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Egalia’s Daughters Menwim and Wim
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Dear Lisa: A Letter to My Sister How these women became women What was their situation? Their options, their paths? Some were not allowed to play football, forced into feminine role
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“If Men Could Menstruate” Gloria Steinem If men could menstruate, it would become something to boast about and be proud of in public POWER JUSTIFICATIONS “Logic has nothing to do with oppression” Determining factor – social value assigned to biology
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