Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does the author view housework?
2. What has been the result of this mode of circulation?
3. What notion about women and power do both sexist and traditional feminist culture share?
4. Which one of the following ideas is not mentioned by the author in her discussion of how feminist-oriented change can actually come about?
5. How did the group initially discussed by the author characterize parenthood?
Essay on Ch. 7: Women and work.
From the beginning of the feminist movement, work has been an important issue in feminism. In this paper you will discuss early feminist views of work, as well as the idea of a gendered division of labor (e.g. housework as women's work, and therefore as devalued).
1) Describe traditional beliefs about work and gender. What kind of work was seen as men's work and what kind of work was seen as women's work? Do we still see these ideas reflected in contemporary society?
2) Quoting the text, discuss early feminist views of housework and of work outside the home. Does the rejection of housework by women reflect society's devaluation of so-called "women's work."
3) What is the author's critique of this early view, e.g. how is the early feminist idealization of work outside the home connected to traditional beliefs about success?
4) How can changing attitudes about work in and outside of the home assist in addressing the imbalances perpetuated by traditional, gender-biased beliefs?
Essay on Ch. 2, 3, and 10: Parenting.
Compare the author's discussion of the family in Ch. 2 and 3 with her discussion on revolutionary parenting in Ch. 10.
1) What is the author's thesis?
2) How can the family as a unit reproduce patriarchal ideas? E.g., how does sexism affect the family structure?
3) What role does feminism play in redefining family?
4) How can the idea of the family be reformulated so as to transform traditional models and ideas about motherhood?
Essay on the two Prefaces, Ch. 12, and the book as a unit: Personal review of the book.
In the two Prefaces, the author introduces the notion of revolutionary feminism. She explains what it is and why U.S. feminism has not created revolutionary change. The author reintroduces the term in Ch. 12.
1) Review the homework in which you discussed the term "revolutionary." Has your understanding of the author's definition of revolutionary feminism expanded after reading the book? How?
2) Do you feel that the book itself is revolutionary?
3) Do you see any areas of the book that seem contradictory?
4) Does the book ultimately achieve its objective of being accessible to everyone?
5) Does society still need books such as this one to provide a "guiding light" for social change?
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