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University of Toronto St. George
Deborah Leslie

GGR327 – September 16 , 2013 Lecture 2 Third Wave of Feminism -new women’s geography, how women inhabited different spaces than men in cities -transportation geography, women relied more on public transit than men did -how women were unequal to men, not just different -womens lives were spatially constrained, mens lives were not -space: maintains and constructs inqualities -cities were segregated spaces, the downtown was heart of city in 70s and 80s, most employment and services was here, shopping facilities located here -home and residential communities further away from CBD -women were becoming confined from the suburbs Feminisit geographers: concerned with the role of space in constructing gendered difference, ie historial evolution of separate spheres both public and private -spatially patterning of the city patriarchal -patriarchy: a system in which men as a group are consutructed as superior -follows 60s which is second wave of womens movement -litterature, is manifestation of political struggle, and womens movement Three phases of womens movement First – late 19 and early 20 century, suffrage movement Second - 60s-1970s, focused on de facto inequalities between men and women, women fought for reproductive rights, workplace rights, and educational opportunities, personalist political movement, things in the home were not private they were public, Womens movement typified with Betty Friedan -“the problem that has no name”, problems suburban housewives were confronted with, spatial structure of city isolated women Decentering the feminist project (third wave) -feminist most important of identity -decline of shared project -critique of universal notion of patriarchy -rejection of the category ‘woman’ and prioritization of gender as an analytic category -new sensitivity to the differences between women where did this new sensitivity come from? a. criticism of color and critical race theory -middle class white womens concerns dominated womens movement in 1960s 70s through to the 80s -challenge to hegemonic discourses of white middle class womanhood by women of color and poor women -themes that dominated this movement: isolation in suburban home, issue surrounding birth control and right to control ones body, and lastly the right to work outside the home -reflected priorities of white middle class feminists -assumued a singular geography of inequality that it is the same for women everywhere and that the mechanisms of inequalities are the same in all places Bell Hooks -wrote about a famous essay -wrote about the home, home can be sight of strength and resistance in a racist culture, the home is a refuge -creating a home is creating self as a subject rather than an object, initiator of a fighter for rights, home is place where african American families could restre dignity that was stripped from them in the public -black women would care for white families’ children all day then go home and c
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