What is feminism?
Feminism is the advocacy of social equality for men and women, in opposition to patriarchy and sexism.
Patriarchy is a form of social organization in which males dominate females.
"Feminism is the most revolutionary idea there has ever been. Equality for women demands a change in the human psyche more profound than anything" (Peggy Toynbee, 1946).
What appeals/offends you about the idea feminism?
Who are feminists?
Can a housewife be a feminist?
Can a man be a feminist?
"A feminist is a woman who assumes self-dependence as a basic condition of her life" (Erica Jong).
"A feminist is a man or a women who already knows for a fact
that men and women are equal and wants society to wake up to that fact,
so the world can stop operating at half strength" (Marlo Thomas).
What could you do today or in your life that reflects feminism?
The Social Construction of Gender:
"Gender is a social construct. It is what culture and society make of the fact that you are a man or a woman; just as class is what societies make of the divisions of wealth and labor, and just as class differences lie at the heart of unequal life experiences, so does gender."
What is intrinsically feminine / masculine?