REPRESENTATIVE WORKS Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the future Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics Speak Out: I Had an Abortion (documentary) Abortion & Life
REPRESENTATIVE WORKS Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future Ask Amy (online column at feminist.com) Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism “When One is Enough”
“A Day Without Feminism” Summarizes what America would look like today if it hadn’t been for second wave feminism Examines how feminism has changed our society and individual lives
Questions What surprised you the most (what didn’t you know) about life in America in 1970? Was/is feminism necessary? Is there still more work to do? Can you give specific examples?
REPRESENTATIVE WORKS Ain’t I a Woman?: Black Women and Feminism All About Love: New Visions We Real Cool: Black Men and Masculinity Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics Belonging: A Culture of Place
“Feminist Politics” Feminism: movement to end sexist oppression All sexist thinking is the problem; men aren’t the problem Women are part of the problem Shift from anti-male to all out gender equity Women cannot unite if they are in competition, dominating and exploiting one another
“Feminist Politics” Reformist feminists: wanted what men had (white women) Revolutionary feminists: wanted an entirely new system (women of color, lesbians) Patriarchy supported reformists because their power wasn’t threatened by them Lifestyle feminism: different versions of feminism – no longer political; therefore, no longer powerful
Questions How do women dominate and exploit one another? Is it possible for women to unite with a common cause? Why or why not? Do you believe lifestyle feminism lacks significant societal impact?