SOSC 1185 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Radical Feminism, Utopia, Ableism

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This novel (woman on the edge of time) provides an overall review of this course. It problematizes gender ideology, challenges the natural way of thinking. Piercy shows that gender roles and gender inequality and socially and historically constructed; not taking a biologist determinist view. Women in canadian society, need to have a macro-level systemic analysis. This book personalizes the challenging analysis through the character of connie; it is about one woman who is multiply oppressed; through a novel is a creative way because raising issues of oppression. Throughout the course, we have seen that women have continued to be oppressed. Utopia- impossible fantasy; a possible future (embodied into piercy"s novel) A possibility that is worth struggling for, being actors rather than passive (piercy"s message) One key purpose of this type of writing is to offer a critique of the existing society; this challenges our values. Piercy does this by examining our world (connie"s) through the eyes of.

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