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Women's Voices and Feminist Visions: Chapter 13 Activism, Change, and Feminist Futures
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What are the goals of women's and gender studies?
1) An understanding of social construction of gender: the ways gendered personhood is mapped on to the physical bodies.
2) The analysis of intersections of gender with other system of inequality, including the effects of imperialism and globalization.
3) A familiarly with the status of women and other marginalized people, the individual and collective actions for change.
4) To understand patterns of privilege and discrimination in your own life and understand your positions vis-a-vis systems of inequality.
Education that challenges the status quo as problematic and/or subversive.
As women experience more public power, they are...
Encouraged to internalize more private constraints concerning the body and sexuality. An equitable sharing of power and resources in terms of gender, race, class, and other differences has not been actualized.
What are some key issues at the forefront on feminism?
1) Access to affordable higher education and preparation for work and professional careers at a time of economic recession and high unemployment.
2) Ways to balance work and family at a time where women are increasingly wanting to combine a career and motherhood.
3) LGBQT+ issues and discrimination, sexual freedom, and safety from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
Prosperity in the U.S.
Many believe that there is increasing prosperity in the U.S., even though the gap between the rich and the poor is among the largest in industrialized nations and is increasing.
There has been backlash to feminist advancements by groups seeking to prevent what they perceive as a loss of power and influence as a result of this movement for social justice.
Organizing on many fronts over a variety of different issues that includes political, legal, and judicial changes, educational reform, welfare rights, elimination of violence, workplace reform, and reproductive issues.
Relying on working coalitions that mobilize around certain shared issue and involve different strategies toward a shared goal.
Have worked within the system and advocated change from within.
Their approach locates the source of inequality in barriers to inclusion and advancement, and they have worked to change women's working lives through comparable worth, sexual harassment policy, and parenting leaves.
Attempt to transform the system rather than to adapt the existing system.
Transnational Feminist Groups
Have worked against militarism, global capitalism, and racism, as wall as supported issues identified by indigenous women around the world.
Platform For Action
Is a call for concrete action involving human rights of women and girls as part of universal human rights, the eradication of poverty of women, the removal of obstacles to women's full participation in public life and decision making, the elimination of all forms of violence against women, the assurance of women's access and health service, and actions to promote women's economic autonomy.
Metaphors for the present; we anticipate the future in light of how we make sense of the present and have come to understand the past.
Definition can be seen in two parts:
1) It is a moral positioning about the distinction between right and wrong.
2) It is a consistent stance on this morality such that we act out what we believe and attempt to live our ideals.
Pages 708, 710.
What are the seven implications of feminist integrity?
1) It is important to set feminist priorities and keep them.
2) It is important that we live in and envision a society that balances personal freedom and identity with public and collective responsibility.
3) Recognize that corporate capitalism does not function in everybody's interests.
4) A present and future with a core value of feminist integrity is one that understands the limitations of technology as well as its liberating aspects.
5) The need to advocate a sustainable physical environment.
6) A peaceful and sustainable future is one that respect human dignity, celebrates difference and diversity, and yet recognizes that diversity does not necessarily involve equality.
7) It is important to have a sense of humor and take time to play and celebrate.
Calls for protection from nuclear testing, extraction, production, and disposal of toxic and hazardous wastes and poisons that threaten the fundamental right to clean air, land, water and food.
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