MDSA02H3 Chapter 8: Feminist Analysis

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Feminist scholars concentrate on how biological categories like male and female become conflated with cultural gender expectations, resulting in discriminatory social systems that privilege men over women. Feminism(s: a political project that explores the diverse ways men and women are socially, contrary to popular belief, feminism is not anti-male. It is a movement to end sexism, empowered or disempowered sexist exploitation, and oppression . Sexism: a discrimination based upon a person"s sex. Feminism is focused on deconstructing sexist oppression present in our everyday norms and experiences: a number of interlocking factors contribute to the creation of a sexist social system. The first is the confusion between sex and gender sex biological gender cultural. The innate, biological differentiation between men and women: anatomy, reproduction, hormones, etc. The culturally constructed differences between men and women: tastes, roles, activities, etc. The belief that gender distinctions are innate and natural.

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