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  • 1. Feminism Dr. Christopher S. Rice
  • 2. “Feminism is an entire world view of gestalt, not just a laundry list of women’s issues.” Charlotte Bunch
  • 3. “The true Republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” Susan B. Anthony
  • 4. 33% 25%
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. First Wave Feminism
  • 10. The Struggle for Suffrage
  • 11. Second Wave Feminism
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  • 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. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibited sexual discrimination in employment and the EEOC was charged with enforcing this.
  • 15. Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique.
  • 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. 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. Problems with Second Wave Feminism
  • 19. Postfeminism?