Symbolic annihilation : refers to the systematic exclusion, trivialization or marginalization of particular groups of people from mass media. Construction of white femininity White femininity: ideological construction through which meanings about white women and their place in the social order is naturalized “... white femininity does not lie in a specific psychological body, but rather its “an ideological; construction through which meanings about white women and their place in the social order is naturalized… and as sites through which otherness; racial, sexual, classed, gendered, and nationalized (identity) is negotiated” (2001, p.323)” Christian’s traditions of identity whiteness and blindness with heaven and angels- white women are pure and ideal While the press demonstrate a continued, committed, and compassionate reprisal to the white women depicting them as the “girl next door” the aboriginal; women were largely ignored and thus relegated to the status of invisible others (Gilchrist) “... aboriginal women are viewed as disposable
Week Five: Some Early Feminist Thinkers Finding Dawn discussion What did you think of the documentary? Which parts stuck out? What connections are there between the film and the Gilchrist article? What can we do about these injustices? ** city was a place of hope**
**urbanization, especially with women** **differences between white women and aboriginal women** Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) Parents were free thinkers Parents well connected with a strong social cycle 3 siblings and 4 half siblings Homeschooled Her and her husband opened Hogart printing press Answers why aren’t there any women writers Commits suicide Woolf discussion o Why does Woolf think it is important to have a room of one’s own, and how does this relate to the topic of women and literature (specifically, why there have been ‘no great women writers’)? She believed it was a prerequisite for creative freedom, you need your own space to think and be creative. In order to do that you needed to rent it, so it was the drive to be educated enough so that you could afford it. Relationship between economic independent and education. If women had economic freedom they would bear greater thinkers -> there hasn’t been any female writers because they don’t have the economic and educational barriers as well as structural boundaries that result in women not having the ability to be creative in any factor. o What is the ‘blind spot’ that Woolf discusses? How does Alice Walker use this idea to complicate Woolf’s work? The blind spot, is from men to women and how they don’t see everything that women have to offer only what they want to see. Woolf criticizes men for having a blind spot for not noticing the achievements of women. Woolf also had a blind spot for women and others who are less fortunate / less privileged.
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