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Change the World Critical Analysis 1 Juthi Saha Ms. Gebhart WGS 201 September 20, 2019 Women and gender studies have been taught for decades. It is now taught at the university level; transforming communities, and how society thinks of women and every gender/non-binary person that goes along with them. From establishing birth control rights and women’s right to vote, to creating a mass media revolution on the equality between men and women, women’s rights have come a long way from next to nothing. Michele Tracy Berger’s article proves just that as she discusses the different changes throughout women’s history. Feminism and oppression are characteristics of gender studies that go hand in hand. Oppression plays an important role because it is the basis of why feminism was created and states that feminism is “sought to challenge the oppression of women” (Berger, 2012, p. 40). Oppression is essentially the “element of ‘press’” (Scott, B. K., Cayleff, S. E., Donadey, A., & Lara, I, 2017, p.13). A good way of describing it is “oppressing is oppressive to those who oppress as well as to those they oppress” (Scott, B. K., Cayleff, S. E., Donadey, A., & Lara, I,

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