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Feminism

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This was the presentation TG used to launch the dabate on feminist issues.

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Feminism

  1. 1. Welcome to Debate Club <ul><li>Rules of debate Club: </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody talks about debate club </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody has the right to talk in Debate Club </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody’s opinion is equal at Debate Club </li></ul>
  2. 2. Feminists <ul><li>They’ve got it all? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Or have they still got… <ul><li>A long way to go? </li></ul>
  4. 4. An issue as old as time itself <ul><li>Basically, the question of Women’s Rights all comes down to 2 issues: </li></ul>
  5. 5. One: The Difference! <ul><li>Men and Women are basically different </li></ul>
  6. 6. The basic difference <ul><li>They have different ways of seeing </li></ul><ul><li>Different ways of behaving </li></ul><ul><li>And, most importantly, </li></ul><ul><li>different FUNCTIONS </li></ul>
  7. 7. This all goes back to… <ul><li>Prehistoric times, when men were : </li></ul><ul><li>the hunters </li></ul><ul><li>(nutrition = wealth) </li></ul><ul><li>The fighters </li></ul><ul><li>(strength = power) </li></ul>
  8. 8. While women were: <ul><li>Homekeepers </li></ul><ul><li>Child-nurturers </li></ul><ul><li>Cooks </li></ul><ul><li>In other words… the expendable stuff </li></ul>
  9. 9. One: The difference <ul><li>Well, some of it </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of it, even </li></ul><ul><li>But not all of it </li></ul>
  10. 10. Two: the power struggle <ul><li>As we have seen, strength means power : </li></ul><ul><li>Religious </li></ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul>
  11. 11. But there have been alternative models
  12. 12. Ancient, pagan cultures revered women’s powers: <ul><li>Their life-giving role </li></ul><ul><li>Their connection to Nature </li></ul><ul><li>The cultural cohesion they assured </li></ul>
  13. 13. They worshipped god esses <ul><li>As well as gods….. </li></ul><ul><li>And even above gods… </li></ul>
  14. 14. Later this was seen as a threat to the patriarchy <ul><li>Witch-hunts and Inquisitions suppressed these alternative ideas </li></ul>
  15. 15. And put women back in their place as: <ul><li>Decorative </li></ul><ul><li>Inferior </li></ul><ul><li>Dependent </li></ul><ul><li>Victims!! </li></ul>
  16. 16. And that’s the way we like them <ul><li>Even with a bit of “power” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Girl-power? Really?
  18. 18. No witches!
  19. 19. Just adorable
  20. 20. And useful….

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