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Womens Studies Final
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Which of the following is seen as the baseline measure of the "desirable" body?
The male body
Based on ideas of "normalcy and desirability," women's sexualities—and their bodies—are used to reaffirm imbalances of power between men and women.
Which of the following was performed on white middle class women to revert them to their "proper" roles?
Middle class white women and women of color were considered to be frail and subject to ill health.
Bodily ideals for women and female-identified people are socially constructed with the help of "experts" in
All of the above
Ancient Babylonian law treated rape as form of property damage, requiring rapists to pay a fine to the husband or father of the raped woman.
Aristotle's biological theories centered around the concept of________.
For both free and slave women in the United States, the legal definition of women's bodies as men's property experienced its first serious challenges during the nineteenth century.
Ideas about middle-class women's frailty drew heavily on the writings of________________.
Due to the efforts of first-wave feminism, women's status related to property, divorce, child custody, and many other legalities had changed greatly by the early 1960s.
The Chapter 7 intro makes it clear that reproductive health and environmental health are separate issues.
While interested in broad reproductive health issues, SisterSong focuses mainly on:
Reproductive tract infections
SisterSong has reframed the global reproductive health issue as a:
Human rights issue
Which of the following is one of the problematic assumptions of medical authorities who aggressively administer Depo Provera to poor women and women of color?
Poor women and women of color cannot be relied upon to use other forms of birth control
The first person accounts of Depo Provera users constitute scientific evidence that this drug has negative side effects for anyone who uses it.
The Chapter 7 intro describes hippie "tree huggers" from the 1960s.
Ecofeminism_________________________ of the claims and approaches of cultural feminism.
Is critical of
Rachel Carson's book The Silent Spring sounds an alarm about the dangers of pesticides.
Ecofeminism argues that women are more natural than men and therefore closer to nature than men.
The Chapter 7 intro affirms that equating women with nature is a good thing.
According to the intro, most violence against women is motivated by sexual desire.
Activist Suzanne Pharr defines oppression as a norm that maintains its control through:
Both a and b
The intro mentions a Turkish feminist who describes women who have internalized sexist rules and sometimes benefit from participation in patriarchal structures as:
bargaining with patriarchy
The intro mentions a connection between the nineteenth century temperance movement and violence against women.
The term _____________ is applied to the killing of women because they are women.
"Sexual terrorism" includes:
All of the above
One of the authors of reading 8.5 also published a novel based on the Juarez murders.
he Mexican government has always taken the Juarez murders very seriously.
The victims of the Juarez murders are mostly:
Young poor women
Much of the early publicity of the Juarez murders in the U.S was the result of the concern of some U.S. celebrities.
The Chapter 10 intro claims that the readings in Chapter 10 show ways that Women's Studies intersectional analyses encourage:
Resistance and proactive leadership
The readings in Chapter 10 emphasize exclusive, one-cause one-cure thinking.
According to the intro, bell hooks argues that _________ is the root cause of all systems of exploitation and domination.
Fat people's issues are still one of the least covered issues in many feminist circles
According to the intro, the "Expanding Environmental Justice" reading by Julie Sze calls on a variety of activists to:
Eradicate the forces that exploit women and nature as expendable commodities
Sze further asserts that social justice movements can and should work in isolation.
In "El Mundo Zurdo" reading, Jacqui Alexander supports organized religion's attitudes toward sex and sexuality.
In AnaLuise Keating's reading "From Intersections to Interconnections..." reading she writes that we must learn to "________ with raw openness."
In "Fighting Back," Jenny Morris devotes one section of the reading to
The ant-ableism movement
Morris supports organizations of disabled persons rather than organizations for disabled persons.
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