utah cheerleading photo incident sends message H u m a n i t i e s

utah cheerleading photo incident sends message H u m a n i t i e s

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  1. Why is an inclusive feminist vision imperative to understanding various forms of oppression and privilege, focusing on differences rather than our common humanity or our common experiences as women (i.e. sisterhood)? Read: Claire Goldberg Moses “’What’s In a Name?’ On Writing the History of Feminism” (5 pages) https:// class=”screenreader-only”> (Links to an external site.) watch: Pocket-sized Feminism: The Short Film” (Youtube, 4:22 mins)POCKET-SIZED FEMINISM: The Short Film
  2. Several essays address how suppressing difference or the denial of privilege (whether predicated on sex, race, class, sexual orientation, age, citizenry, etc.) often works to benefit the dominant group and further marginalize the “other.” Using direct quotes from essays examine why the authors underscore the importance of revealing privilege or making privilege visible. Read:Gender and Sex – Transgender and Intersex” Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (1 page) http://openbooks.library.umass.edu/introwgss/chapter/gender-and-sex-transgender-and-intersex/ (Links to an external site.) Read: Emily Martin “The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles” (18 pages) https://web.stanford.edu/~eckert/PDF/Martin1991.pdf
  3. How has history erased individuals’ personal experiences as shaped by institutional race, class, and sex discrimination, etc.? Use direct quotes to examine how “personal prejudice” and “institutional discrimination” has led to fear, denials, myths, hatred, and even violence.Read:Identity Terms” Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies 2 pages) (http://openbooks.library.umass.edu/introwgss/chapter/identity-terms/
  4. What is “the myth of meritocracy” and why is it so difficult to recognize according to specific authors?
  5. What forms of violence are included by the term Intimate Partner Violence? Detail these forms.
  6. Why are some individuals reluctant to turn to the criminal justice system when addressing intimate partner violence?
  7. What facts support the claim that the Western construction of masculinity and violence are inextricably bound together?Watch: Garrett Borgman’s “Redefining Masculinity: addressing hegemonic masculine behaviors” (Youtube, 13:05 mins)https:// Read: CJ Pascoe “Making Masculinity: Adolescence, Identity, and High School” (PDF – 8 pages). Read: David Perry’s “Utah cheerleading photo incident sends message” (CNN – 3 pages) https:// three myths and misconceptions, as detailed in our readings, that prevent many people from understanding the experiences of battered women, including trans-women and individuals who identify as non-binary, and the reasons that they stay in abusive relationships.
  8. Provide three examples of ways that individuals can challenge a culture that supports rape and various forms of gender-based violence. Read: “Intersecting Institutions Case Study: The Struggle to End Gendered Violence and Violence Against Women” Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (3 pages) http://openbooks.library.umass.edu/introwgss/chapter/intersecting-institutions-case-study-the-struggle-to-end-gendered-violence-and-violence-against-women/
  9. Why is participation in the process of improving society and individual lives such an integral part of feminism? Detail one example of how you can personally apply the lessons from this course in your future.

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