PS 240 Feminism Spring 2014

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PS 240 Feminism Spring 2014

  1. 1. Feminism Dr. Christopher S. Rice
  2. 2. “Feminism is an entire world view of gestalt, not just a laundry list of women’s issues.” Charlotte Bunch
  3. 3. “The true Republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” Susan B. Anthony
  4. 4. 33% 25%
  5. 5. Americans still support traditional feminist values… • 53% of Americans supported affirmative action programs for women. • 87% favored “training courses or policies that raise people’s awareness about fairness in hiring women.” • 71% favored hiring quotas for women. • Irony: feminist ideals now so accepted that they’re no longer associated with feminism. “I’m not a feminist, but…”.
  6. 6. Americans still support traditional feminist values… • 53% of Americans supported affirmative action programs for women. • 87% favored “training courses or policies that raise people’s awareness about fairness in hiring women.” • 71% favored hiring quotas for women. • Irony: feminist ideals now so accepted that they’re no longer associated with feminism. “I’m not a feminist, but…”.
  7. 7. Americans still support traditional feminist values… • 53% of Americans supported affirmative action programs for women. • 87% favored “training courses or policies that raise people’s awareness about fairness in hiring women.” • 71% favored hiring quotas for women. • Irony: feminist ideals now so accepted that they’re no longer associated with feminism. “I’m not a feminist, but…”.
  8. 8. Americans still support traditional feminist values… • 53% of Americans supported affirmative action programs for women. • 87% favored “training courses or policies that raise people’s awareness about fairness in hiring women.” • 71% favored hiring quotas for women. • Irony: feminist ideals now so accepted that they’re no longer associated with feminism. “I’m not a feminist, but…”.
  9. 9. First Wave Feminism
  10. 10. The Struggle for Suffrage
  11. 11. Second Wave Feminism
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  13. 13. Commission on the Status of Women created in 1961 by JFK to report on the status of women in America, in all 50 states.
  14. 14. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibited sexual discrimination in employment and the EEOC was charged with enforcing this.
  15. 15. Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique.
  16. 16. Power Feminism a conservative feminism, resembling many of Phyllis Schlafly’s arguments vs. liberal feminism (which holds that liberal feminism portrays women as the innocent victims of male desire).
  17. 17. Lifestyle Feminism An effort to reclaim femininity as “girl power”, portraying the sexualized female not as the image of male desire but as a liberating image of femininity.
  18. 18. Problems with Second Wave Feminism
  19. 19. Postfeminism?

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