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. 9: Violence and the media.
Fighting violence against women has been one of the mainstays of the feminist movement since it's inception. One of the forms this has taken more recently, has been to address the problem through looking at media images that display violence against women.
1) The author claims that men and women are desensitized to violence. What are the repercussions of this phenomenon and how does she explain it?
2) In what ways does the media make violence against women seem normal? for example, by makig it sexually appealing, or associating it with love, etc.
3) Discuss several examples from film and other media, such as fashion magazines or video games, in which you have noticed images of violence against women. Analyze your examples.
4) Have you seen signs in the media that violence against women is discouraged? Discuss your examples.
Essay Topic 2
Essay on Ch. 3: Struggle against oppression.
In Ch. 3 the author argues against prioritizing struggles against different forms of prejudice and oppression.
1) Present some of the arguments by other writers that the author engages with and refutes regarding the prioritization of one struggle over another. What holes does she find in their logic?
2) Next, outline the authors ideas on this subject, paying attention to specific connections she makes in the text. How does the author link all these struggles together?
Essay Topic 3
Essay on Ch. 11: Sexual liberation.
Sexual liberation comes across as problematic in Ch. 11.
1) Why is the (male-defined) idea of sexual liberation problematic for the author?
2) Does it seem like our contemporary society promotes sexual liberation? Give examples of why or why not.
3) In your opinion, does the author's promotion of freedom from conforming to one model, and tolerance towards all sexualities, go far enough in addressing, or redefining the male-defined models of sexual liberation?
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