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Lecture 11

WGS205H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Tokenism, Omen, Meritocracy


Department
Women and Gender Studies
Course Code
WGS205H5
Professor
Pouneh Saeedi
Lecture
11

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Slide 1
Hegemonyideology, power
a.
1.
The othered sector has to teach you they are a part of society etc.
a.
We see differences between our selves and others, but instead of celebrating those differences,
we develop tactics : destroy etc.
b.
When you are in a hegemonic position, you do not appreciate the othered sector
2.
Different shading of the female - lesbian woman, african american woman, carribean
i.
Sisterhood: we are all the same
a.
Youth tend to forget that they will be aging as well - create a bigger caset between
themselves and older generation
i.
Simpsons: grandfather made fun of - differences: it is not just race, class
b.
Part b- focused mainly on issues that women face as women only - didn’t take into account social class,
race
5.
Alien: don't belong, marginalized, extra terrestrial creatures (from outer space)
a.
6.
English literature course - not many works from african american women are included
7.
Taking more than two but not taking into account the differences btw you and the other
a.
Women in the african american community are not only subjugated (subjected to pain, misery) by
white men but also by men of their own race
b.
Tokenismyou have a majority of white, Oprah's success in tokenism which means that the society
wants to say that we included african american women in the industry, they want to say that we are not
bias… you include one or two (very small number) for the marginalized community
9.
Some women are forced into it
a.
Don’t even use anesthesia
b.
Don’t want the female to be promiscuous
c.
Lesbianism is a label - when there are real lesbians out there, because of the negative label, its not
accepted
d.
Women part of culture: they see a lot of cultural value (female circumcision)
10.
The demon is within
12.
Because she is so accomplished, she is not for affirmative action (idea that ppl of race should be given
positions because of their race)
There has to be a system of meritocracy
Slide 2
Were past feminism, feminists have achieved their goals, there is not much to be done -- harmed
a lot of women in general
a.
Issue of postfeminism and how negative it can be
1.
Lecture 11
August 9, 2011
3:08 PM
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