Margaret Sanger:Eugenics vs Feminism
... understand the struggles that many women were presented with. Sanger saw everything
“from herb tea to turpentine and patent medicines. They rolled downstairs or inserted
button hooks and knitting needles into their bodies” (Margaret Sanger: Pioneer of the
Future 31). Desperate women paid five dollar ...
Hysteria, Feminism, and Gender Revisited
... between 1895 and 1900 on the basis of his clinical experience with hysterical patients, nearly all of them women” (1). To think about this experience
another way, while hysteria was reframed with reference to new laws and
was new in principle, its recommended treatment in psychoanalysis would
“A Sea Captain in Her Own Right”: Navigating the Feminist Thought
... domestically centered woman can be called the Angel in the House (the British term for
such a woman, coined by Coventry Patmore in 1854), the new role of Shaarawi can be
referred to as “the Angel out of the House,” performed by a woman who ministered to the
needs and aspirations of Egyptian women at ...
... and Thorne (1985) argued that feminist theory had made little
impact on the central theoretical perspectives of sociology. They
claimed that despite substantial research on gender, sociology
lagged behind other disciplines such as anthropology, literature,
and history, in the extent to which feminis ...
Are There Feminist Research Methods
... accounts of gendered lives. All six methodologies may be considered ‘post-positivist,’ in the
sense that they question whether ‘reality’ is directly accessible through the scientific
method. 34 Nonetheless, they cannot simply be subsumed into postmodernism: while they
share a similar stance regardin ...
Against Proper Objects
... contributions to feminist scholarship, but rather with a set of political and
historical implications of the analogy between feminism and lesbian/gay
studies which have been difficult to discern for many of us who work within
and between these domains of study.3
The problem here is not just the fair ...
Islamic Feminism in post-modern Egypt” Reclaiming
... And in so doing she has accepted a faulty assumption. She has accepted that man is
the standard, and thus a woman can never be a full human being until she becomes
just like a man—the standard. We too have accepted men as the standard; so
anything uniquely feminine is, by definition, inferior. Being ...
Feminism versus Multiculturalism
... discourse so frequently structures the parameters of the debate. My criticism of the structure of the discourse of feminism versus multiculturalism
does not stem from the perspective of cultural relativism. Rather, it starts
from the position that we can make normative choices, such as, it is never
A Garland of Feminist Reflections: Forty Years of Religious Exploration
... integrity. In Chapter Three, titled “Where Have We Been? Where Do We
Need to Go?” she writes: “We need to do whatever it takes to undermine
the assumption that gender is a women’s issue, is another term that can
be used interchangeably with women. Until then, the paradigm shift in
modern humanity th ...
Read the introduction
... establishment of a party-state mobilizes the masses as an institutional force
as well as an agent of representation. “The division between the nationalists
and the communists in the Chinese revolution,” John Fitzgerald explains, “is
best characterized not as a struggle between Marxism-Leninism and n ...
Farewell to Gender - Virginia Review of Asian Studies
... ordeal of wretchedness. Although a feeling of disappointment in men was prevalent in the
text of these women writers, they are still uncertain about a future free from male control.
Women’s blindness to their gendered identity persists during the period of socialist
construction after the founding o ...
Lesson: Feminist Perspectives and International Relations Paper
... post-Cold War during the 1990s which created the need to study how International
Relations have been gendered. This can be explained from the fact that the study of
International Relations studies the sovereign states in the public domain and does not
have much scope with the interest that women or ...
Shifting Feminisms in the Jewish Renewal Movement
... the feminine divine has been a powerfully liberating experience, while others have found the very
same emphasis either irrelevant or oppressive. This paper explores essentialist feminism through
an example of ritual, and a deeply felt experience of the presence of the Shekhinah as Divine
Mother, bef ...
GEOGRAPHIES OF GENDER: FEMINISM AND MASCULINITIES
... • 1936 - Ottawa nurse Dorothea Palmer was arrested for telling women about birth control.
• 1943 - There was a massive influx of women into the paid labour force, taking over many traditionally male jobs while men were away at war.
• 1947 - Canadian women no longer lost their citizenship automatical ...
Beyond an Epistemology of Bread, Butter, Culture and Power
... thus ‘no ego’. This is not always the case, as with all ideological constructs, the practice of nego-feminism on the ground is subject to
emotionality, personal goals and even ego. However, aspirations for
a more complete form of nego-feminism remain a noteworthy goal.
The main point of contention b ...
... women’s ontological inferiority. But many Muslim women argue that in the Qur’an and
the sunnah the fact of biological difference does not support the theory that women are
ontologically inferior (Barlas 2002, 134). Wadud argues that gender inequality has a
hermeneutical explanation in Islam, not a b ...
the sociology of gender - Rutgers University Libraries
... our lives in consistent, predictable ways. In combination with established norms,
they prescribe our behavior and ease interaction with people who occupy different
social statuses, whether we know these people or not. There is an insidious side to
this kind of predictable world. When normative role ...
From Women and Technology to Gendered
... The strengths and limitations of equal employment opportunity policies
have been much debated over the intervening decades (Bacchi 1996). What
is beyond doubt, however, is the extent and intransigence of women’s
marginalization from scientiﬁc and technical pursuits. Feminists at that
time pointed ou ...
“Imagining New Identities And Communities For Feminisms
... women’s movements and feminist organizations share a historical
commitment to eliminate the socio-economic gap resulting from the
intersection of race/ethnicity and class, and more recently, from the
devastating effects of neoliberalism.2 Before proceeding, however, another
caveat is due. As Borges’ ...
Cynthia Enloe Student Roundtable
... and promote it. (Caroline Hardy-Fanta:) Taking a feminist approach is undoubtedly important
because if we don’t we miss looking at half of the worlds population. Caution must be taken as
was the case with Western feminists, that we could be doing women a disservice by not taking
into account their e ...
Women, Justice and Law
... of labour. Whereas male individuals have been active in the public sphere of
production and politics, women’s activities by and large and throughout history have
been confined to the ‘domestic/reproductive’ and private spheres.
Both the theories, justice and law, refer to the ‘public’ realm, where a ...
Same Plight, Different Struggle: A Comparison of Female
... intensifying conflict between male expectation and their own desires, which finally resulted in their mental
breakdown. Although both Ophelia and “I” went mad in the end, a deeper reading of the two works might reveal
different reasons behind their insanity.
In the case of Ophelia, the reason lies i ...
Third-wave feminism refers to several diverse strains of feminist activity and study, whose exact boundaries in the history of feminism are a subject of debate, but are generally marked as beginning in the early 1990s and continuing to the present. The movement arose partially as a response to the perceived failures of and backlash against initiatives and movements created by second-wave feminism during the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, and the perception that women are of ""many colors, ethnicities, nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds"". Rebecca Walker coined the term ""third-wave feminism"" in a 1992 essay. It has been proposed that Walker has become somewhat of a symbol of the third wave's focus on queer and non-white women. Third Wave feminists have broadened their goals, focusing on ideas like queer theory, and abolishing gender role expectations and stereotypes. Unlike the determined position of second wave feminists about women in pornography, sex work, and prostitution, third-wave feminists were rather ambiguous and divided about these themes (feminist sex wars).