Why Gender Studies is Hard Work
A. The limits of knowledge: it is difficult to think about gender objectively, systematically, and critically
because most people believe they are already gender experts.
1. Epistemology: study of knowled
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Why gender shouldnt be biologically determined
Multiple factors besides biological
Social (role models, peers, family)
Women are becoming breadwinners and go to work more than ever before
Women get 75 cents to each dollar
Women at Work: Pay Equity, the Second Shift, and Alternatives
Gender differences in employment pattern
o i.e.: pays, opportunities, etc.
Supports 2 alternative claims:
o Women do not, on average, get hired to the same kinds of jobs, at t
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UCR Women's Resource Center (survivors)
UCR The Well (everyone) http:/well.ucr.edu/
UCR Title IX (harassment) http:/titleix.ucr.edu/
o IUD = marketed as keeping life simple
o Frightening goal in mind for the product => forcible population control
o The historical trajectories that made [the hormone-releasing] Mirena and the
copper-bearing IUD ParaGard what they are today i
Gender Outlaw & Queer Sexualities
1.1.1. Not a word to actually use
1.1.2. Historical term
1.1.3. Medical term
1.1.4. Not a term gay/lesbians use for themselves
1.2. Gay, lesbian, bisexual [LGBT]
1.2.1. Used by
1. The Gender Binary & the Production of Patriarchy
1.1. Patriarchy depends on the gender binary
1.1.1. Mens culture: objectivity, distance, control, aggression, competition, dominance, violence
1.1.2. Womens culture: cooperation, emoti
Patriarchy & Homophobia
Examining Gendered Violence from a Feminist Perspective
What is patriarchy?
Patriarchy is a system in which men are taught to control women through violence and violent culture.
Is Heterosexuality Natural?
I. Sex in the Modern World: Michel Foucault
A. Its a modern thing!
B. Why do we talk so much about sex?
C. Sex and capitalism:
D. Foucaults main arguments
1. Sex functions as a form of social control
2. For m
Its Not Just About the Oppression of Women
The Intersections of Sexism, Cissexism, Racism, Imperialism, and Homophobia
A. Different Modes of Feminists Analysis
1. There are multiple feminisms
2. Some focus primarily on gender, while oth
WMST 001 F 2013 LEE section 002
Monday, December 9th, 2013 3:00 6:00 PM
Questions for the Final Exam: CHOOSE THREE.
Explain Judith Butler's concept of gender performativity. What consequences does it have for