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Lecture 6

WMST 2010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Gender Inequality, Intersectionality


Department
Women's Studies
Course Code
WMST 2010
Professor
Josey
Lecture
6

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Group Reading: The Declaration of
Sentiments 11/2/16 12:27 AM
The Declaration of Sentiments
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Abolition, Temperance, Women’s Rights
Christianity and Feminism
Intersectionality: race, class; privilege, oppression
Reading
Section 1
o We ( as women) want to change our role in the world, in this
declaration, we are going to say why.
Section 3
o List of wrongs that have been repeatedly done to women to
women and inequalities between men and women
Section 4
o Urge policymakers to give women all the rights they should
have as U.S. citizens
Class Themes
The A/Not A
o A: Deemed positive, “good” | “Manhood” maleness, | Given
rights, privileged, not oppressed
o Not A: Opposite of A
Social Constructions
o Gender inequality; such treatment has and continues to
change across culture and over time.
Significant Quote
“Having deprived her of this first right of a citizen, the elective
franchise, thereby leaving her without representation in the halls of
legislation, he has oppressed her on all sides”
o Essentially, women have been denied presentation.
Immigrants Work in Riskier Jobs
Social Impact of Injuries and Fatalities
Riskiest occupational sectors in the US
A lot of jobs-related injuries tend to be underreported
Work-related are hard on Hispanic families because
o Life insurance isn’t common
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