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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCY 2225
Professor
Robert May
Semester
Spring

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What is feminism? A social and political movement against sexism and unequal treatment of women  Judith lourde  Social construction of gender  **cis gender: agree with the gender you were assigned with at birth  sex: biological  transgender: assigned that gender but as I grow up I feel that I am the other gender  defining feminisms  No turning back Feminism is a belief that women and men are inherently of equal worth. Gender always  intersects with other social hierarchies Page 7  Story of white feminism 1  wave­ mid 19  to early 20  century  Suffrage and property rights 2  wave­ 1960s­ 1980s  Erdal rights; reproductive right, domestic violence  3  wave Gender trouble, self expression  declaration of sentiments ­based on the declaration of independence  Week 2:  Liberal:  changing the law (betty furdan), equality, human rights, individual’s rights to be  treated equally  Goal: support individual women’s right, deserve to equal pay, autonomy over  reproductive aspiration etc. etc.  Socialist: justice, tended to rise up against the context of change including economic  justice, racial justice; much broader change, social emphasis  Maternal: women as mothers have a source of insight, natural sense, more concern of  peace than men Radical: Mary Daly; complete overhaul of the 
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