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Sherryl Kleinman begins by saying that sexist language is one of the least understood areas of feminist discourse. She singles out the popular expression "you guys" as one to which most people...

Latest answer posted November 22, 2019 3:51 pm UTC

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What makes Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s scholarly article “Under Western Eyes” a continually important text for postcolonial feminism (Mohanty’s article was first published in 1984, it was republished...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2021 8:23 pm UTC

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Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s “Under Western Eyes” continues to be important in postcolonial feminism because many issues she raises remain unresolved or have only been partially addressed. In...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2021 12:26 am UTC

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The term “feminism” is controversial for at least two reasons. First, there is controversy as to what the term should mean. That is, different women define feminism in different ways. There are...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2013 8:40 pm UTC

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Audry and Katie both have the same goal while preparing for this meeting with their boss regarding their pay. Audry's liberal feminist outlook would likely lead her to argue her status and...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2019 1:20 pm UTC

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The second wave of feminism refers to the resurgence of feminism beginning in the 1960s. This era of feminism was considered the “second wave” in contrast to the “first wave” of the 1800’s and...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2021 9:25 pm UTC

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The main arguments in Kathryn Fishman-Weaver’s academic article “A Call to Praxis” revolve around the idea of gendered organizational theory. Weaver contends that this theory provides an effective...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2021 2:39 pm UTC

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First, one should note that social change is not uniform across all classes and regions and also that the feminist movement occurred at the same time as Civil Rights, gay rights, and other...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019 8:12 am UTC

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In journalism (news media, press, TV, radio and online media) and communications, women outnumber men as media workers, but the number of women that hold leadership positions is significantly...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2021 12:29 pm UTC

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In the eighteenth century, feminist and enlightenment philosopher, Mary Wollstonecraft wrote that "I do not wish [women] to have power over men, but over themselves." This sentiment summarizes much...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2020 5:47 pm UTC

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In the 1950s, the media's depiction of women was one in which women were supplements to men. All endeavors and the fiber of a woman's being was geared towards helping a man. Consider the words of...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2013 12:33 am UTC

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In “Examining leadership through critical feminist readings,” Jackie Ford argues that evaluations of leadership have been simplistic and biased. She faults research that tries to identify certain...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2021 3:56 pm UTC

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In Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, bell hooks critiques second-wave feminism for its lack of intersectionality. The book argues that feminist writing has tended to focus on the problems of...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2021 10:20 am UTC

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What this slogan means, in its most common usage, is that there is no real difference between women’s political issues and their personal issues. It was used to argue that issues that people...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2012 11:12 pm UTC

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In bell hook's chapter “Loving Men” from The Will To Change, she says that “to write about men and love, I must speak of war.” She explains that the reason society has taught that men cannot love...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2021 2:19 am UTC

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In Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center, bell hooks makes the case for intersectional feminism. Her principal argument is that the second-wave feminist thinkers of the 1960s focused their concern...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2021 10:59 pm UTC

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The exact contours of an answer might exceed the space allotted here. Certainly, I think that one would have to concede that the media representation of women has changed over time. One can see...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2013 3:17 pm UTC

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Feminism has broadened itself to ensure that women of color are included in its theoretical foundations. Feminist theory has evolved to recognize that women should not be in the position of having...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2012 11:09 pm UTC

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Using a post-structural approach, feminists seek to uncover (or deconstruct) the ways in which gender and all aspects of social interactions have been structured by a historically male-dominated...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2013 8:53 pm UTC

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We can take Bell Hooks' feminist article "Straightening Our Hair," published in Z Magazine (September 1988), as an illustration of how to elaborate upon a Hooks article. After having read and...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013 10:52 pm UTC

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Since it is the current wave of feminism that is being mobilized as I write this, it's hard to argue that fourth-wave feminism is not clearly the most relevant today. In the past, feminism focused...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2019 8:43 pm UTC

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The changes in the status and roles of women have reshaped western society. The first, and somewhat self-evident changes appear in the way that what used to be all male preserves, including centers...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2012 5:23 pm UTC

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One well-known gender theory is Judith Butler’s theory of gender performativity. Butler theorized that gender is completely socially constructed. She wrote that gender “is a set of repeated acts...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2020 2:44 pm UTC

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The approach that the feminist movement took in deconstructing the pathology behind patriarchy was to examine on as many levels as possible why reality was constructed in the way it was. Some of...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2013 12:29 pm UTC

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One reason why feminist theory can be seen as true would be that it is an ongoing struggle. Even the most optimistic view of gender relations would concede that there are issues of gender...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

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Liberal feminism is a brand of feminism that pulls from Classical Liberalism. In liberal feminism, there is a complete demand for equality. External forces such as government should not create...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2013 1:03 pm UTC

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One of Douglas's points is that the media did a very good job in depicting women in a way whereby patriarchy was intrinsic to the message and women struggled with being able to formulate identities...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2013 11:44 am UTC

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Marxist feminism views the oppression of women and the construction of gender in light of class relations and particularly the division of labor created by industrial capitalism. For Marxist...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2013 5:44 pm UTC

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I would think that there was a great deal of fear at the Convention. Indeed, there was much at it which was liberating. Yet, I would have to figure that there was an equal amount of the unknown...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2011 2:57 am UTC

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