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1 The “F” Word

2 Women’s Studies Women’s studies is a direct extension of the women’s movement of the 1960’s. Consciousness Raising Meetings –women would gather informally to discuss issue related to women those meetings turned into academic courses The personal is political – often time what happens is life is not just a personal issue but a societal issue. Ex. Domestic violence or 1 in 5 college women will be a target for attempted sexual assault or rape Many aspects of women’s lives are simply ignored or dismissed as unimportant compared with most aspects of men’s lives. First WMST class was at San Diego State University in 1970

3 What is Women’s Studies? “Women’s studies is the examination of women’s experiences that recognizes our achievements and addresses our status in society. Women’s studies puts women (in all our diversity) at the center of inquiry and focuses on our reality as subjects of study. This is different than the traditional enterprise of women as objects of study. Being the object means that researchers theorize about women’s lives without women’s input, placing women in a subordinate position to men. Instead women as subjects of study implies both active agency (power and authority) on women’s part and a challenge to male domination and other systems of inequality like racism and classism. Women’s studies also involves the study of gender as a central aspect of human existence.. Gender involves the way society creates, patterns and rewards our understanding of femininity and masculinity. Women’s studies explores our gendered existence: what it means to be feminine or masculine and how this interacts with other aspects of our identity, such as our race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and sexuality.

4 What words come to your mind when you hear the word feminist or feminism? F Word Street Survey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pdbnz FUsXI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pdbnz FUsXI The “F” Word

5 Ways feminists have made the world better feminists-have-made-the-world-better-for- women feminists-have-made-the-world-better-for- women

6 Feminism The "Truth" according to Rush Limbaugh: Feminism was established "to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society"

7 Feminism Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians. Pat Robertson

8 Feminism I listen to feminists and all these radical gals-most of them are failures. They’ve blown it. Some of them have been married, but they married some Casper Milquetoast who asked permission to go to the bathroom. These women just need a man in the house. That’s all they need. Most of the feminists need a man to tell them what time of day it is and to lead them home. And they blew it and they’re mad at all men. Feminists hate men. They’re sexist. They hate men- that’s their problem. Jerry Farwell

9 Feminism What did you notice about the last three slides? What did they all have in common? One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to a man but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man. Marlo Thomas Every time we liberate a woman, we liberate a man M. Mead Feminism directly confronts the idea that one person or set of people has the right to impose definitions of reality on others. Wise and Stanley

10 Feminism Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say “Women don’t have what it takes.” Clare Boothe Luce “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute. “ Rebecca West “ You don’t have to be anti-man to be pro woman.” Jane Lewis

11 Current event 08/25/beyonc_goes_full_feminist_at_the_vm as.html 08/25/beyonc_goes_full_feminist_at_the_vm as.html feminism/ feminism/

12 Small Group or Individual (M/W Hybrid) Search social and mass media for examples of Feminism in Pop Culture and Media Submit your link and analysis via CC Blog You could include what is tells you about the following? What is feminism? What does feminism stand for? What are the goals?

13 Is Feminism Obsolete? 20 questions exercise (M/W Hybrid) See All you need to know file for this PPT

14 Assignment T/Th Jan 20 Welcome and First Wave of Feminism in Pop Culture Reading: Online First Wave, Ain’t I A Woman, Declaration of Sentiments Assignment Due: Syllabus Contract and Intro Blog In-class: Lecture First Wave Jan 22 First and Second Waves of Feminism Reading: Online Second Wave of Feminism Assignment Due: Film Iron Jawed Angels (first 80 minutes) Film Notes include Reading Cites In-class: Film: Iron Jawed Angels (Part 2) and Second Wave Jan 27 Third Waves of Feminism and Activism Reading: Online Third Wave of Feminism and Chapter #1 Feminism and Pop Culture Assignment Due: Film: A League of Their Own Film notes include Reading Cites In-class: Analysis

15 Assignments Due M/W Welcome and First Wave of Feminism in Pop Culture Reading: Online First Wave Folder Assignment Due: Syllabus Contract and Introduction Blog In-class: Lecture First Wave Second and Third waves of Feminism Reading: Online Second Wave Folder Assignment Due: Film Iron Jawed Angels (first 80 minutes) Film Notes including reading cites First Wave folder In-class: Film: Iron Jawed Angels (Part 2) and Second Wave Third Waves of Feminism and Activism Reading: Online Third Wave Folder and Feminism and Pop Culture Chapter #1 Assignment Due: Film: A League of Their Own Film notes including reading cites In-class: Analysis

16 Assignments Due W Hybrid No Class Welcome and First Wave of Feminism Reading: Online First Wave of feminism folder Assignment Due: Syllabus Contract and Intro Blog In-class: Lecture First Wave First and Second Waves of Feminism Reading: Online Second Wave of Feminism folder Assignment Due: Film Iron Jawed Angels Film Notes Third Waves of Feminism Reading: Online Third Wave of Feminism Assignment Due: Film: A League of Their Own Film notes In-class: Analysis of Third Wave Representation in Pop Culture


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