Women in Canada- Lecture #3 9/20/2012 9:49:00 AM
1960’s – maintain white black divide
Time period – Civil Rights movement, where people were fighting for equal
rights (Womens rights, gay rights, first nations rights).
Large social movement during the 1960s; people called into question
American Militarism and Invasion of Vietnam.
Labor Movement – People fighting for the right to strike
-Emergence of Identity Politics – in context with the women’s movement
(Gender was negated for the struggles for Equality)
1930s-1940s – Studies, Questioned why in different tribal societies (pre-
colonial) that Women were Dominant where they are deemed as submissive.
Animals- Female animals are also dominant (Lioness, Queen bee, Black
Widow, Praying mantis, Penguins, Mosquitos, etc.)
-> Nature provides many anomalies.
Notions of Feminity(Naturally this way) didn’t apply to every female.
Gender was something that was learned
-Early feminists challenged
1970s and 1980s Theory of Sex roles, questioned learned gendered
-Gender Norms had an impact on how men and women behaved in society
through social expectations (men were allowed to be aggressive and
unacceptable for women)