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Lecture 23

EDUC 1F90 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Consumerism, Centrality, Intersectionality


Department
Education
Course Code
EDUC 1F90
Professor
Trevor Norris
Lecture
23

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Lecture 23 (Week 11) – Feminism: Care, Interdependence and Gender
Monday, March 21, 2016
Tonight’s Class:
- A very brief overview of gender
- You will have more opportunities to study gender in years ahead
- Intersectionality: links between race and gender
- “systems of oppression”
- is affirmative action oppressive?
oAffirmative action = employment equity in Canada, the policy of favouring
members of a disadvantaged group who suffer from discrimination within a
culture
- But affirmative action already exists: privilege
Noddings and Gilligan
- Showed video about talking Barbie
- Centrality of care and relationships
- “Terrorist acts against children”
- Questioning gender norms as terrorist
Can men talk about gender?
- Why would a white women agree that sexual discrimination exists, but not think racial
discrimination exists?
- Sexism isn’t only a women’s issue
oAlso men’s responsibility to address. Trudeau is a good example
- To those who say: ‘relax, things are getting better’
oIt could get worse
oWe still have a long way to go!
Jackson Katz
- Wrote a book called Tough Guise (disguise + guys = guise)
- Boys learn to stick to their gender identity or they will be seen as ‘pussy’s’ or ‘weak’
- “Feminism is the best things that ever happened to men”
- Boys are encouraged by society to distance themselves from caring
- Boys must put on a ‘tough guise’, make themselves appear tough so they aren’t a target
- This gender role limits boys, men suffer from patriarchy
oHigh suicide rates
oCovert vs overt depression
Heteronormativity and Gender
- Homophobia is somewhat similar to sexism
- Why? It questions gender norms
- ex; based on hostility to men who ‘act feminine’
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