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Feminism

Explain at least three gender theories, and analyze quotes from each theory.

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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Identify the main points of the Sherryl Kleinman's article "Why Sexist Language Matters."

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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Audry, a liberal Feminist, and Katie, a Difference Feminist, have just found out that they are making 4,000 dollars...

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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Why is the term "feminism" controversial?

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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The feminist movement fought to secure equal rights for women. How have the roles of men and women changed over the...

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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Is feminism anti-man?

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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What is meant by the slogan “personal is political?” 

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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Which brand of feminism do you think is most relevant today? Make an argument for why you have come to this conclusion.

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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Examine the media's depiction of women in the 1950's and if it has changed or stayed the same continuing into today. 

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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Although women gained rights, how did the media's representation of women change over time?  Did it become worse or...

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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How are women of color included or excluded from feminist theory?

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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Identify three reasons why"feminist theory" is true.

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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What is liberal feminism and how does it differ from other feminist theoretical perspectives?

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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How might Marxist feminism be either an attractive or problematic approach?

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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Examine how women in the late 1960s and beyond struggled in defining their identity according to Susan Douglas in...

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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What are some examples of Feminism's primary call to deconstruct the pathology behind the social institution of...

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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Define poststructural epistemology as it relates to feminism.

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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What would I do to elaborate upon an article by Bell Hooks on feminism?

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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How have changes in the status and freedom of women influenced Western society during the last thirty years?  

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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At the Debate at Seneca Falls, why did some women argue that the if the double standard of morality was demolished...

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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