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SOCY 2225
Robert May

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Fems Final • Feminisms­ goal is to support individual women’s right, deserve to equal pay,  autonomy over reproductive aspiration o Liberal ▯ changing the law ( Betty Friedan), equality, human rights,  individual’s rights to be treated equally o Socialist ▯ justice, tended to rise up against the context of change including  economic justice, racial justice; much broader change, social emphasis o Maternal ▯ women as mothers have a source of insight, natural sense, more  concern of peace than men o Radical ▯ ( Mary Daly) complete overhaul of the way things are going.  Women are suppressed by patriarchal over bearing. Separatism o Maternal ▯ women as mothers have a source of insight, natural sense, more  concern of peach than men • Suffrage­ story of white feminism o 1  wave mid 19  century to early 20  century o Suffrage (right to vote) and property rights • Seneca Falls o 1  US women’s rights convention held in 1848 o Organizer was Elizabeth Cady Stanton who read the declaration of  sentiments o Called for women to overthrow the male rulers who denied them liberty • Declaration of Sentiments­ based on the form of Declaration of Independence,  which is a movement to empower women legally and politically • Social Construction of Gender­ agreeing with the gender that you were assigned  with at birth. Cis Gender ▯ sex biological, gender is socially created. What about  transgender? • Feminists Waves o 1  Wave­ Mid 19  to early 20  century. Suffrage and property rights o 2  Wave­ 1960s­1980s. Equal rights; reproductive right, domestic  violence o 3  Wave­ 1980s­Present. Gender trouble, self expression • “Person is Political” v. “Political is Personal” o Issues that are relegated to the private sphere are deeply political. Many  political issues need to be personally committed to­whether you have  victimized by those issues or not o In other words, you don’t have to be part of a subordinated group to know  an injustice is wrong and stand against it o Because you are a woman society treats you in a certain way o Politicize your personal experience that changes things for women o Becky Thompson makes the argument that the political is personal  because you realize a pattern of how oppression works and you see how  that pattern affects other people’s lives • Oppression­ prejudice and discrimination directed toward social groups and  promoted by the ideologies and practices of all social institution  o The critical elements differentiating oppression from simple prejudice and  discrimination are that it is a group phenomenon and that institutional  power and authority are used to support
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