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[WMST 1000] - Final Exam Guide - Everything you need to know! (37 pages long)


Department
Women's Studies
Course Code
WMST 1000
Professor
Amy Butchart
Study Guide
Final

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WMST 1000
FINAL EXAM
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Intro. And The F-Word Sept 12 & 14
September 12, 2016
4:19 PM
Introduces new ways of seeing the world and ones self
Investigate women's experiences, perspectives, and contributions, placing women at the center of
inquiry
A two pronged process
o It has created courses within traditional disciplines with the goal of incorporating both
women and their experiences into subject matter
o It has created interdisciplinary courses and lines of inquiry
How have educational systems traditionally been limiting rather than empowering for women?
o A history of exclusion
o Push to "female" careers
o Constructing women as passive and emotional
o Man in positions of authority
The human experience is the make experience
Curriculum and institutions are set up n such a way that women are not really included
What if we think of a uni education as a contract?
o It implies an ethical and intellectual contract between teacher and students
o Respect :teacher- student ability respected
o Slide 8
Education is a central feature to liberation
According to the world bank educating young women reduces fertility rates, reduces infant
mortality rates, increases the likelihood that the next generation of children (male or
feale|…..slide 11
Feminists going back to the 18th century were concerned with women's education
Who wants to be a feminist. - movie
The term feminism refers to the belief that women have been historically subordinate to men as well
as to the commitment to working for freedom for women in all aspects of social life (Kelly, et al . P11)
More likely not identify as a feminist when given the definition of feminism
Means someone who cares about women and they should have the same opportunities as males.
Group of feminists who first declared international women's day.
Women make up 53% of world pop but only own1% of worlds wealth. They get 20% less pay than
e. Was’t feiis supposed to fi this?
Hard to distinguish what the actual goals of feminism are.
First wave of modern western feminism was the suffragettes fighting for the women's vote and be
able to own property. They were able to take on jobs during the world war 2.
Post war baby boom of the 60s was when the next wave began to arise. When books began to
come out about the need for a movement
Women make policy not coffee
Bought issues to eual pa, seual haasset, …
Propaganda that women who perused education and careers would miss out on life and
happiness
The beauty myth
The third wave feminism was about race gender social class and sexuality
o Was very youth oriented
o Was the girls who had grown up with feminism
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Some insist that there is no more work to be done with feminism
Opportunities and choice are still at the top of the want list for many women
Equal pay is just one bit of equality when it comes to work, women just wanting to get out of the
house was just not the case for most women in the workforce.
Women have integrated the workplace but men have not integrated the home in the same
numbers.
Unpaid work is the largest sector of any economy- most of this work is done by work women
average 4.6 hours men 2.3 unpaid work per day
No one has ever given away power voluntarily
Nelly McLoan- helped with the fight for women to legally to be seen as persons in Canada
If ou do’t hae oe i poeful positions, making the rules how are things supposed to
change?
Woe do’t at to u fo the poeful oles pesidet/p
More women in office would lead to more women running for office
Presumption of is you cant fit in in this country its your problem
We think its about women achieving in a mans world- if we are to liberate women we have to
recognize their difference
Birth control pill gave women much more control over their lives unlike ever before.
Pop culture showing feminism in the 90s became role models
-pop culture sexualized feminism which became damaging for women who view them as role
models.
if women are to change the world they need to be conscious that they are working to that change
Anti-feminist women claim to be feminist, and then there's women who embrace feminism are
afraid to call themselves feminist
What place do men have in the feminist movement? - men were excluded because women will let
them speak and men will take over.
You do’t hae to be a oe to be a feiist o do feiist ok.
What is standing in the way of a new wave of feminism- not grooming the next
generation/teaching them.
Every generation has to reinvent life for themselves
A phenomenon where each wave of the womens movement creates an opposition to the one
before, so how do you build something if we keep trying to destroy the one 30 years before.
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