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Minier 1 Professor Seddon WGS100 - Intro to Gender & Sexuality Studies 25 May 2020 Final Exam Paragraph definitions 2) Fifteenth Amendment The 15th Amendment gives people the right to vote without taking into consideration their race, color, or religion in 1869. Before the 15th amendment African Americans were not being able to vote based on their race, color, or personal/family background and had to go through grandfather clauses, literacy, and poll taxes. The 15th Amendment not only gave African Americans the right to vote, it also led to African Americans in public office that integrated laws to provide schools to children of different races and colors and allowed people of different races and colors to get married. 4) National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) The NAWSA was created in 1890 from the Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) and the American Woman Suffrage Association(AWSA) came together to fight for women's voting rights together. NWSA was formerly run by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott, and AWSA was formerly run by Frederick Douglass, Lucy Stone, and Ida Harper. As the NWSA was anti-15Amendment and AWSA was pro-15 Amendment, NAWSA ended the long debate of how women should gain the right to vote and was formerly run by Stone and Anthony. NAWSA focused on winning the vote for women and pushed for the ratification of enough state suffrage amendments to force Congress to approve the federal amendment. NAWSA worked around the country fighting for women's suffrage. The 19th Amendment gives
Minier 2 the United States citizen the right to vote without taking into consideration their sex in 1920. 5) Gender as performative Foucault’s idea of discourse and the development of queer theory lead to the creation of Judith Butler’s theory of gender as performative, not just constructed. Butler thinks that not all people have the same characteristics because of their sex, two “biological sexes” are socially constructed as gender is, gender is constructed through the repetitive performance of gender. As an illustration, society assumes that girls should like dresses, skirts, pink, and makeup. Nevertheless, we have seen how many boys like pink, dresses, and makeup. Gender as performative is the idea that we are constructing gender as we act it out, but gender should be seen as a variable to shift and change. . 8) “Imperial masculinity” Imperial masculinity is the idea that men should have the power just because they are men and ideologies that favor men over women. Society usually sees male as the dominant sex and give them the power to control women, races, emotions, wealth, and authority. Through the ideas of imperialism, men construct and naturalize the mainstream assumptions of race, class, ethnicity, sex/gender differences that established the hierarchies.

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