1 Introduction to Women’s Studies
• THEMES OF COURSE
• REVIEW ASSIGNMENTS AND DUE DATES
HOW TO BE ALONE
Theme One: Challenging the Essential Woman
Is ‘women’s experience ‘universal’?
What theories help us to understand the systemic production of gender as it intersects
1.Liberal, Socialist, & Radical Feminism: Women’s Oppression and Social Change
2.Intersectional Gender Analysis: Anti-Oppression Theory
3.Feminist Critiques of Official Multiculturalism
4.Feminist Perspectives on Islamophobia Ten Years After 9/11
5.Decolonizing Feminism: The legacy of Residential Schools
3 Theme 2:
Gender, Race, Sexuality in Intimate Relations
How are relations of power reproduced & resisted through sexual/bodily relations?
How might we de-naturalize gender, sexualities, and violence?
1.Making Sexualities – Guest Panel
2.Sexualized Violence Against Women
3.Trans-gender Challenges – Hershel Russell
4 Theme 3:
Mapping connections: Personal to the Structural
Building links between social movements?
How to challenge gendered violence, neo