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. 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 Topic 1
Essay on Ch. 7: Women and work.
The author claims that bourgeois feminist's idealization of work alienated many women of color and working class women.
1) How is the early feminist view of work defined by race and class?
2) What were the experiences of many women of color and working class women? What alternatives do they have when the workplace turns out to be a place of discrimination and hierarchy?
3) Do you feel that we live in an equal opportunity society, or are opportunities still affected by a person's gender, race, and class? Provide examples for your argument.
Essay Topic 2
Essay on Ch. 2 and 10: Ideas about the family.
Looking at Ch. 2 and Ch. 10 compare and contrast early and/or mainstream feminist ideas about the family with those of less privileged women.
- Did women of color and lower class women agree with mainstream feminist views on the family? What was their reaction?
- How does the author describe the relationship to family experience by many women of color, especially in relation to the broader society in which they live?
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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