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Department
Women's and Gender Studies
Course Code
WGST 1808
Professor
Katherine Bausch
Study Guide
Final

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WGST 1808
Final EXAM
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Thursday, September 7, 2017
WGST 1808 A: Women & Gender Studies
Key terms:
Gender - masculinity/femininity, evolves from your background and culture, social
constraints, assumption of stereotypes straight from “gender reveal”, gender fluidity,
exceptions get made based on gender, labels
Feminism: political, economical and, social equality of men and women, active
perspective
Social construction
Agency: the power to make decisions in your own life, your position changes your
agency
Privilege/Oppression: Being granted/denied access to certain materials/ resources
based on age, sex, religion, location etc. Lack of political power, feeling unsafe and
discrimination are categorized in oppression. Been given advantage, expressing
yourself, more access to power, less restricted to rules apply to privilege. “ In order to
be privileged, there has to be oppression"
Readings:
Marg Hobbs and Carla Rice. “Introduction. Mapping the Terrain of Gender and Women’s
Studies in Canada” pp. xvii-xxix.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
WGST 1808
This is what a feminist looks like
What is feminism?
Political, social, economical equality for all sexes, race, class, age, etc and the
movement formed around that belief
Realizing that “women” isn't a single category
A safe place to debate the desired outcomes and achievements from the movement
Stereotypes
White
Ugly
Anti-men
Hairy
Lesbian
To revolutionize feminism we need to:
Be mindful of that gender was invented was completely binary
Raise boy differently (masculinity is as impressive as femininity )
Educate the public of the issues that matter most - show different perspectives
Feminism came in three ways (theory)
First wave - 1840-1920 - want right to vote, own property
Second wave - 1960-1970 - groups of women become interested in gender roles, right
to work, conservation of marriage, sex, employment
Third wave - 1980-present - starts talking about non white/middle class women (post
colonial feminism)
Wave model is very simple, doesn’t include whole groups of people,
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