Chafetz, Hill Collins & Smith

Main Points Gender Division of Labor and the Reproduction of Female Disadvantage (Chafetz) Chafetz’s central argument is that gender stratification is maintained and reproduced in society and Chafetz focuses on the notions of constraint and choice as being the chief factors therein. She defines gender stratification as, “The extent to which societal members are unequal […]

Matrix of Domination Sounds Like A Cool Movie Title

Review I can’t really contain my levels of excitement to appropriate levels because this week, I get to talk about feminist and gender theories…HELL YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get to talk about some of my favorite minds of ALL time, including the incredible Patricia Hill Collins (going to have a field day talking about her), as well […]

Gilman & Du Bois

Charlotte Perkins Gilman– Women and Economics Gilman begins her exploration of the role of women in society by comparing human women to her animal equivalents. She notes that nowhere else in nature does the female of the species depend so completely on her male counterpart for survival. She then begins to deconstruct why this may […]

The problem of home cooking

This topic caught my eye, as I have been having trouble finding time to BAKE POTATOES, one of the simplest tasks in the culinary world, and I am not even a parent: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/study-finds-home-cooking-disproportionately-burdens-mothers/ This article does some generalizing, as articles do, but the general message is an important one. There are social expectations fighting women […]

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