Feminist Theory from Margin to Center Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of the following is true of the author beliefs about child care centers?

2. What represents true sexual liberty for the author?

3. In the author's opinion, how did early feminists view violence against women?

4. What is the main topic of discussion in Chapter Eleven, "Ending Female Sexual Oppression."

5. How does the author view the kind of power practiced by women from non-affluent communities?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Essay on Ch. 10: Motherhood.

In Ch. 10, the author discusses views on motherhood, both feminist and traditional.

1) Describe traditional beliefs about motherhood mentioned by the author.

2) Next, describe and discuss early feminist reactions to motherhood.

3) Do early feminist beliefs and reactions concerning motherhood challenge and change, or simply reject traditional beliefs?

Essay Topic 2

Essay on Ch. 2: Definition of feminism.

In Ch. 2, the author advocates ending sexist oppression as a better definition of feminism.

1) How does the author define sexist oppression and how does ending sexist oppression differ from previous definitions?

2) What social institutions (e.g. the family) will potentially be changed by this new definition of feminism?

3) Does the author advocate a more comprehensive approach to fighting all forms oppression in general? How?

Essay Topic 3

Essay on Ch. 5: Men and feminism.

In Ch. 5, the author looks at the relationship between men and the feminist movement.

1) Describe and discuss early feminist views of men as "the enemy."

2) What is the author's critique of this early view? How do race and class figure into her argument?

3) The author also makes the potentially controversial statement that "all men support and perpetuate sexism and sexist oppression in one form or another...."

What does she mean by this statement? Do you think that it is in conflict with her call to see men as comrades in the feminist struggle? Why or why not?

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