Women Studies 2000

social reproduction – everything needed to reproduce everyday life, much of which is unpaid work done by women
Real families: unmarried partner households – -Living with someone of the same-sex or "opposite" sex as unmarried partner
-2003 4.6 million households were classified as heterosexual unmarried-partner households
-40% for heterosexual couples; 80% up for same-sex couples
Socialist feminism – Focuses on economic structures that oppress women
Hegemonic Masculinity – The culturally exalted form of masculinity that is linked to institutional power, such as that displayed at the top levels of the military, business, and government. Includes factors such as the subordination of of women, authority, aggression, and technical competence.
Define/ why is it important?
Antonio Gramci – attributed hegemony.
"mass media are tools that ruling elites use to perpetuate their power, wealth, and status."
Marginality – The situation in which a person has a deep connection to more than one culture, community, or social group but is not completely able to identify with or be accepted by that group as an insider.
the preponderance of images for God – Father
King
Lord
Judge
Master
biomedical – physiological failures that demand normalization through technology or medicine
the politics of housework – housework should be equal; explains the how the excuses men use to not do housework are oppressing women
Frederick Douglas – – the man who convinced the other 4 women that it important for women to have political agency, or else all the other rights are not secured. Women also have to get involved politically and was important to pursue the vote.
Real families: unmarried partner households – -Living with someone of the same-sex or “opposite” sex as unmarried partner
-2003 4.6 million households were classified as heterosexual unmarried-partner households
-40% for heterosexual couples; 80% up for same-sex couples
Cancian "Feminization of Love" – -women are seen as "superior" in love
-restrictions on love because women are seen as emotional and men are seen as powerful, thus less inclined to show their emotion
-men show love through actions, women through emotion and feeling
-overcoming this is to have an androgynous approach to love, seeing both women and masculine styles but incorporating both
Pandora – -was given a box from Zeus and was instructed not to open it
-she opens it, and unleashes all the plagues of the world
Stratified reproduction – process of power relations that helps us to see the arrangements by which some reproductive futures are valued while others are despised
ida b. wells – suffragist, women's rights movement, documented lynching in the US, showing how it was often a way to control/punish blacks who competed with whites
transsexual – A person who lives/identifies as a different sex from the one assigned at birth–with or without means to change their bodies
First trimester – Frequent urination
Nausea and vomiting
Dizziness
Breast tenderness
Increased appetite maybe?
Fatigue

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