Objective: Preface to the First Edition (1984). In this section the author presents two key terms that form the cornerstone of her ideas about feminism: center and margin. The object of this lesson will be to begin to establish the author's critique of early feminism via an understanding of these two central terms.
1) Pass out pieces of scrap paper and ask students to make a list of things (mentioned in the Preface) that contribute to an individual's status or position in society. You can get students started by suggesting a term, e.g. education. Write the terms they produce on the board.
2) Next, put the words "center" and "margin" on the blackboard. Give students a couple minutes to think of nouns and adjectives associated with these two terms, e.g. center - upper middle class. Ask volunteers to come up and write a term under one of...
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