This semester you will be asked to write a passage journal in response to the assigned
readings. This is your chance to react to and engage with the texts and the concepts we are
exploring. You can also use this opportunity to make connect
Introduction to Womens and Gender Studies
Office: Coleman 103
1-2:30 M & W (& by appt)
Feminist Theory: A Reader, 4th edition, Wendy Kolmar and Frances Bartkowski (FT)
The Beauty Myth, Naomi W
What is Feminism?
An Analytical Exploration
For your final assignment, you will be responding to the question What is Feminism? As the course has
demonstrated, the answer to this question is neither singular nor simple. With that in mind, there is no one
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Anne Minas, ed. Gender Basics: Feminist Perspectives
on Women and Men 2"“. ed. Wadsworth. 2000.
Marilyn Frye compares the oppression of women to the situation of a bird in a cage.
Awoman can become caug