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WS100 Study Guide - Final Guide: Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill, Hostile Work Environment, Henry Morgentaler

Women & Gender Studies
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Lorraine Vander Hoef
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Final Exam Review Questions WS100OC
I. Define the following terms:
Environmental racism (288)- reflects the fact that people of
colour in the United States are disproportionately exposed to toxic
environments due to the dumping of chemical and other waste on
Native American lands and in urban areas where more people of
colour live.
Reproductive choice (290-309)- being able to have safe and
affordable birthing and parenting options; reliable, safe, and
affordable birth control technologies; freedom from forced
sterilization, and the availability of abortion
Eugenics (290)- a belief and social practice where, racist and
classist idea that certain groups have more right to reproduce
Norplant (297, 344)- contraceptive device that is implanted under
the skin of the upper arm and releases a small amount of the
hormone progestin through the inserted capsules for up to 5 years
Pro-life advocate (301)- believe that human personhood begins at
conception and a fertilized ovum or fetus has the right to full moral
and legal rights of personhood. They believe that rights about the
sanctity of human life outweigh the rights of mothers. Some see
abortion as murder and doctors and other health care workers who
assist in providing abortion services as accomplices to a crime
Roe v. Wade (301-4)- Supreme Court ruling legislation abortion
because many women have resorted to illegal abortion, which has
caused many deaths. Legal abortions will decrease chances of
Fistula (329)Nuclear family (355)Family values (359-
60)Motherhood (369-71)Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
(358, 380) Economic globalization (391)
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Hostile work environment (399-401) Horizontal segregation (406;
412-3) Vertical segregation (409; 413) Glass escalator (410)
Comparable worth (413)Dual labour market (400-402)Hip-hop
culture (506; 534; 535-42)Zines (468, 498-501)Male gaze
(459-60)Sexting (493-6)Gendered violence (503-9)Stalking
(505-9)Pornography (524)Sexual assault (511)Equal Rights
Amendment (ERA)(550-2)Convention on the Elimination of All
Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (522,
549)Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity
Reconciliation Act (341, 563) Femme couverte (557)Alimony
(560)Tokenism (561)Global feminism (670-2)Radical
approach to feminist activism (644-5)Transformational politics
(651-2)RacismJane DoeMarie Claire BlaisCompulsory
Boston marriage MedicalizationDr. Henry Morgentaler
EstrogenBill C-49PraxisPrivilege
II. Respond to each of the following short answer questions in
review of these online and textbook reading topics:
a. Chapter Six/Lesson Ten:How do principles of equity,
androcentrism, medicalization, stereotyping, and levels of
corporate responsibility determine justice through women’s access
to healthcare?
Be able to discuss how definitions of sex and gender, globalization
and economic development and sociocultural factors affect girls’
health and lifespan (Woods).
Be able to discuss the intersecting oppressions experienced by
women of colour in their pursuit of reproductive justice and their
critique of reproductive “choice” (Silliman et al.)
Be able to explain how the ideology of femininity in the nineteenth
century shaped conceptions of women’s health and psychiatric
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