Feminist Theory

Dorothy Smith is well known for her standpoint theory in her account of feminine sociology. This theory explains that what one knows is affected by where they stand in society. For instance an adult in the upper class may have a harder time coping in an economic recession in comparison to a working or lower […]

Patricia Hill Collins

Black Feminist Thought as Critical Social Theory In Black Feminist Thought Patricia Hill Collins argues that the oppression of any group is “inherently unstable“ (Collins 398). This idea of oppression as an insupportable structure is her focus in terms of the oppression of black women. The “ inherent instability” lies in the fact that, as […]

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 […]

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