hierarchical distinction between individuals/groups in societies or cultures... related to--> social position, economic position, education, prestige, culture, lifestyle, race, religion, ethnicity, occupation, self-image & attitude Thompson--
-eating problems: more applicable to situations that arise for women today than "disorders", begun as a way for women to cope w/ various traumas (sexual abuse, racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, poverty), gender socialization and sexism may relate to eating problems & culture of thinness model is reason why eating problems are predominantly in women
-heterosexism: boys given more food to keep girls "skinny"
-racism: lighter skin is more attractive--> demean AA girls' bodies
-eating disorder idea makes women's ideal small, fragile, weak, while men's standards push them to be strong, muscular
achieve it when all people have economic, social, and political power and resources to make healthy decisions about bodies, gender, sexuality, and families for themselves and their communities (need intersectional analysis, gender body sexuality families, social change at all levels, link individuals to community
pro-life: anti-abortion policies criminalize abortion rather than support people to be ability to raise and keep healthy children
pro-choice: focus too much on individual choice without looking at structural problems or other disadvantages
-Andrea Smith: pro life v pro choice model marginalizes women of color, poor women, and women w disabilities/masks structure of white supremacy and capitalism that undergird reproductive choices women make/narrows focus on political goals to criminalization of abortion
a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner
-physical abuse: hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing, etc.
-sexual abuse: coarsening, attempting to coarse, sexual contact or behavior w/out consent
-emotional abuse: undermining an individual's sense of self worth, self esteem
-economic abuse: attempting to make an individual financially dependent by maintaining total control over financial resources (w/hold money, forbid partner from going to work or school)
-psychological abuse: cause fear by intimidating, threatening to physically harm one or one's self, forcing isolation