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Gender 2000            Questions for Lecture One

1.  Distinguish between the studies of women and women’s studies.


2.  Discuss the various meanings attached to the concepts feminism and feminist.


3. Sociologist Ruth Useem says there are so many kinds of "f". There are f1’s, f2’s, f3’s and on and on. What does she mean by this?


4. Without women’s own perspectives history is out of balance, allowing androcentrism and bias to occur.  If the world is socially constructed for women, without the enfranchisement of women, then women are excluded from the powerful policy making institutions of our society and culture. Discuss these two statements.