WMST 101 - aug 31 feminism

WMST 101 - aug 31 feminism - Jasmine Cho WMST August 31,...

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Jasmine Cho WMST August 31, 2010 Origins and Definitions of ‘Feminism’ Term was first coined in France during the 1880s ‘women’s issues belonged in the vanguard of change’ Always been a contentious term, always of debate Not used again until 1970s –‘women’s liberation movement’ What is Feminism? Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. (Bell Hooks) Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center (1990) Not necessary that you do but that you advocate Definitions of Feminism(s) Men and women are of equal worth. (Friedman-p. 7) “Feminism was a political movement to challenge women’s social powerlessness and their individual feelings of powerlessness.” (Kimmel , p 63) Feminism is the set of social and analytical processes that makes it possible to name and disrupt gender oppression and help people choose to resist patriarchal cultures. (Johnson)
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