The hidden message of intersectional oppression is clear: oppression is everywhere. Surely women’s studies do not teach that oppression is “everywhere,” does it?
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Yet, as a student, good grades are contingent on agreeing with them. No theory is more fundamental to academic feminism than the theory of the patriarchy.
Quite simply — and perhaps too simply — patriarchy is the theory that there is a regime of institutionalized male control over women.
Social constructionism theory was meant to subvert the former prominence of biological determinism, but perhaps it worked a little too well. Men are violent not because of hormones, but because of socialization into “toxic masculinity.” And women, who are more nurturing, do so because of sexist conditioning, says social constructionism.
Decades ago, popular thinking was biology caused gender differences, nothing else. In fact, merely mentioning biological differences can be wrongthink.The deadline for 2020 will be announced in Fall 2019.Contact the WGS main office at 414-229-5918 or [email protected] further information.When I first discovered women’s studies, I was lulled into a comforting sense that I had discovered the “truth.” It was as if my veil of ignorance had been yanked away, and I was blissfully seeing the world for what it really was.I have taken seven women’s studies classes; initially at a nondescript state university and later at a women’s college in Manhattan.Nothing is more oppressive than having your professors teach you that you’re a victim.Toni Airaksinen is a rising junior at Barnard College in Manhattan.Or worse, as I learned in one of my classes, it can be upsetting to genderqueer or transgender students.Thus, some of the root causes of what makes men and women differ — hormonal, neurological, and biological differences — is left out of the discussion. For example, during a discussion on intersex individuals, I earnestly recalled an article I read by well-known academic Alice Dreger. if only the word patriarchy was replaced with capitalism, it’d be similar to communist propaganda.Undergraduate and graduate research papers or projects having to do with women, gender, sexuality, feminism, or feminist thinking which were completed at UWM during the previous year are eligible for entry.Prizes are awarded in the following four categories: A submission form (available in Women’s & Gender Studies office) completed by the student must accompany all papers and projects.