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WMST 1000 Final: WMST Exam Details


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

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WMST Exam Details/Review
- Characterize challenges faced by women and marginalized groups historical and
contemporary
- Evaluate and interpret info from various sources and synthesize info in discussion and
written work
- Articulate global, national, and local issues relating to experiences of women etc.
- Aalze ipat of arious istitutios o oe’s lies ad eperiees
- Define key terms
- Identify and synthesize theories and perspectives from various academic disciplines that
inform feminism
Overview
- Intro to WMST and feminism theory and mvmt
- Social construction of gender, beauty, sexuality
- Media and representation
- Institutions
- Privilege and oppression
- Feminism in a global context
Intro
-WMST is a iterdisipliar field, a asi preise of oe’s studies id that we cannot
understand the world without understanding experiences/perspectives
- 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
- Peoples reluctance to associate themselves w feminism
- Feminism and men
Social Construction
- Meaning of gender, theorizing gender
- Natural vs naturalized
- Discourses of sexuality? Purity myth, Madonna/Whore binary
- Discourses of beauty? Beauty myth
Media and representation
- Far reaching effects of constructions (beauty, sexuality and gender)
- Women and other marginalized identities are represented in the media
Institutions
- How they structure the lives of women and other groups
- Uphold and perpetuate systemic inequalities?
- Conceptualize systemic inequalities? Formal vs substantive equality
- Law, health and motherhood work, and family
- Androcentric, male medical norm etc.
- *INTERSECTIONALITY KIMBERLY CRENSHAW’S PIECE* people are ot just priilege and
oppressed because one dimension of social identity, they are complex and overlapping,
intersecting of privilege and oppression)
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