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Feminist Movement

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC1105
Professor
Kristen Tole
Semester
Winter

Description
Feminist Movement 03/20/2013 “Canadian feminists fight for change” video Organizations doubled with other issues (eg. Voice of Women supported disarmament, peace, and women’  rights) Royal Commission on the Status of Women (1967) – 167 recommendations (paid mat leave, hiring  practices. First nations women and their status if they were married non­Indians..) Institutional change? Women no longer being fired from public service due t marriage, no protection from  sexual harassment, women still needed husband’s permission to have a credit card 1957­59 pill comes out Focus:  Actively working to change patriarchy Areas that privilege men  Social meaning of sexual difference End of 70s Multiple strands of feminism are visible Liberal (legal, parliamentary changes), Radical (patriarchy, violence against women), Socialist (capitalism,  grassroots mobilization, building solidarity amongst oppressed groups) More differentiation within movement 1980s less radical – mew political realities political dominance of conservative politics: stability, tradition, social order Revival of evangelicalism and influence on politics Rape laws come into place Ability to press charges for domestic violence Fragmentation Disagreements over issues and focus Main issues about violence  Third wave (90s+) Less concern about local stuff, more on global Micropolitics Power feminism: “rational justice” Underplay of gender difference: consequence of stereotyping or patriarchal power – more about hum
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