Feminism In Depth:  Challenging Traditional Notions and Definitions
What are common views about feminism/feminists? <ul><li>White </li></ul><ul><li>Lesbians </li></ul><ul><li>Materially priv...
Is Sarah Palin a feminist?
According to Bell Hooks,  FEMINISM  is: “ A movement to end sexism and sexist oppression”
BELL HOOKS’ CRITIQUE <ul><li>Western feminism’s prioritization of patriarchy as the most significant form of oppression </...
INTERSECTIONALITY <ul><li>INTERLOCKING SYSTEMS   </li></ul><ul><li>OF DOMINATION </li></ul><ul><li>Race </li></ul><ul><li>...
BELL HOOKS’ CRITIQUE <ul><li>Portrayal of women solely as dominated people </li></ul><ul><li>Feminism’s sole focus on wome...
<ul><li>Traditional definitions of feminism leave no room for </li></ul><ul><li>Male allies.  </li></ul>BELL HOOKS’ CRITIQ...
BELL HOOKS’ CRITIQUE <ul><li>Disassociation between feminism and love </li></ul><ul><li>Disassociation between feminism an...
BELL HOOKS’ CRITIQUE <ul><li>Inaccessibility </li></ul><ul><li>-Academic v.  Smaller group dialogues </li></ul><ul><li>Nec...
How has your interaction with the reading transformed your critical consciousness of feminism? In order to make feminism m...
KEY CONCEPTS <ul><li>Politics of Domination </li></ul><ul><li>Interlocking systems of domination </li></ul><ul><li>Sex/Rac...
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Ch St 151 Chela Decol Fem Precis

  1. 1. Feminism In Depth: Challenging Traditional Notions and Definitions
  2. 2. What are common views about feminism/feminists? <ul><li>White </li></ul><ul><li>Lesbians </li></ul><ul><li>Materially privileged/Middle or Upperclass </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-male (Manhaters) </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking gender equality, equal rights, pay etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Fight for right to abortions or to be lesbians </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge rape and domestic violence </li></ul><ul><li>College educated </li></ul><ul><li>Unmarried </li></ul><ul><li>With No kids </li></ul>
  3. 3. Is Sarah Palin a feminist?
  4. 4. According to Bell Hooks, FEMINISM is: “ A movement to end sexism and sexist oppression”
  5. 5. BELL HOOKS’ CRITIQUE <ul><li>Western feminism’s prioritization of patriarchy as the most significant form of oppression </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Personal is Political” </li></ul><ul><li>Gender is not the only part of a woman’s identity. </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge all forms of oppression </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Interlocking systems of domination </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. INTERSECTIONALITY <ul><li>INTERLOCKING SYSTEMS </li></ul><ul><li>OF DOMINATION </li></ul><ul><li>Race </li></ul><ul><li>Class </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul><ul><li>Sexuality??? </li></ul>
  7. 7. BELL HOOKS’ CRITIQUE <ul><li>Portrayal of women solely as dominated people </li></ul><ul><li>Feminism’s sole focus on women’s relation to men. </li></ul><ul><li>The dichotomy between caring and domination </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Traditional definitions of feminism leave no room for </li></ul><ul><li>Male allies. </li></ul>BELL HOOKS’ CRITIQUE <ul><li>Why should men be invested in combating sexism? </li></ul><ul><li>How is sexism hurtful to men? </li></ul>
  9. 9. BELL HOOKS’ CRITIQUE <ul><li>Disassociation between feminism and love </li></ul><ul><li>Disassociation between feminism and spirituality. </li></ul>
  10. 10. BELL HOOKS’ CRITIQUE <ul><li>Inaccessibility </li></ul><ul><li>-Academic v. Smaller group dialogues </li></ul><ul><li>Necessary to celebrate victories. </li></ul><ul><li>We must CELEBRATE SURVIVAL! </li></ul>
  11. 11. How has your interaction with the reading transformed your critical consciousness of feminism? In order to make feminism more accessible to our community, how would you explain it? Provide examples of how traditional definitions of western feminism exclude women of color? Do you have any critiques of Bell Hooks? QUESTIONS
  12. 12. KEY CONCEPTS <ul><li>Politics of Domination </li></ul><ul><li>Interlocking systems of domination </li></ul><ul><li>Sex/Race/Class </li></ul><ul><li>Sexism/Racism/Classism </li></ul><ul><li>Patriarchal Domination </li></ul><ul><li>Politicization </li></ul><ul><li>Feminist Theory </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Consciousness/ Consciousness raising </li></ul><ul><li>Sexist Oppression </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Imperialism </li></ul><ul><li>Social Construction </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Access </li></ul><ul><li>Solidarity </li></ul>

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