|1||Introduction to course and field of Women's and Gender Studies||No readings|
|2||The roots of contemporary gender debates: The 19th century American women's rights movement|| |
Boydston, Jeanne. "The Cult of True Womanhood."
Grimke, Angelina. "Human Rights Not Founded on Sex." In Letters to Catherine Beecher. Isaac Knapp, 1838.
|3-4||Interpreting classic American women's rights documents: Seneca Falls Convention and "The Declaration of Sentiments" (1849)|| |
Declaration of Independence. July 4, 1776.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady. "Declaration of Sentiments." Women's Rights Convention, Seneca Falls, New York, 1848.
Stone, Lucy, and Henry Blackwell. "Marriage Agreement." 1855.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady. "Our Costume." The Lily 4 (April 1851): 31.
Douglass, Frederick. "Why I Became a Women's Rights Man." In Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, Written by Himself. Edited by Rayford W. Logan. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1962 (reprinted from the revised edition of 1892), pp. 469, 472-74. ISBN: 9780020023500. (The e-text of the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass is also available from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.)
|5||Strategies for gender change: "Direct action voting"/civil disobedience; gender, race and suffrage|| |
Anthony, Susan B. "Constitutional Argument: Speech After Being Convicted for Voting in the 1872 Presidential Election." 1872.
Douglass, Frederick. "Appeal to Congress for Impartial Suffrage." January 1867.
Truth, Sojourner. "Ain't I a Woman?" In [FF] pp. 33.
|6||Gender, race, and suffrage, continued||Screening: Greaves, Will. Ida B. Wells: Passion for Justice. 1989.|
|7-8||Resistance or illness?: Discourse of women, medicine, and madness in 19th century America and beyond|| |
Screening of the film: Clive, John. The Yellow Wallpaper. 1989.
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. The Yellow Wallpaper. 1892.
The following four readings are from the text:
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. "The 'Nervous Breakdown' of Women." Pp. 67-76.
Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll. "The Hysterical Woman: Sex Roles and Role Conflict in Nineteenth-Century America." Pp. 77-104.
Mitchell, S. Weir. "Selections from Fat and Blood, Wear and Tear and Doctor and Patient." Pp. 105-111.
Gilbert, Sandra, and Gubar, Susan. Excerpt from The Madwoman in the Attic. Pp. 115-123.
Hedges, Elaine R. "'Out at Last'? 'The Yellow Wallpaper' after Two Decades of Feminist Criticism." Critical Essays on Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Edited by Joanne Karpinski. New York, NY: Hall & Co., 1992, pp. 222-233. ISBN: 9780816173150.
|9||Beyond suffrage: The roots of the Second Wave of the American women's rights movement: World War II and postwar era|| |
Screening: Field, Connie. The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter. 1981.
Friedan, Betty. "The Problem That Has No Name." Chapter 1 in The Feminine Mystique. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2001. ISBN: 9780393322576.
|10-11||The Second Wave of women's rights activism (1963-present)|| |
"The Report of the President's Commission on the Status of Women. [FIOT] pp. 38-47.
"The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII." [FIOT] pp. 71-75.
Murray, Pauli, and Mary O. Eastwood. "Jane Crow and the Law: Sex Discrimination and Title VII." [FIOT] pp. 76-88.
The National Organization for Women "Statement of Purpose." [FIOT] pp. 95-102.
Hayden, Casey, and Mary King. "A Kind of Memo…to a Number of Other Women in the Peace and Freedom Movements." [FIOT] pp. 89-94.
"Redstockings Manifesto." [FIOT] pp. 125-129.
"National Black Feminist Organization Statement of Purpose." [FIOT] pp. 171-174.
"The Combahee River Collective Statement." [FIOT] pp. 175.
McIntosh, Peggy. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack." [FF] pp. 12-18.
Lorde, Audre. "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House." [FF] pp. 38.
|12||Socialization and gender roles: Social constructionism vs. biological essentialism|| |
Lorber, Judith. "'Night to His Day': The Social Construction of Gender." In [FF] pp. 41-56.
Weinstein, Naomi. "Kinder, Kuche, Kirche: Psychology Constructs the Female." [FIOT] pp. 213-228.
Gilligan, Carol. "In a Different Voice." [FIOT] pp. 428.
Richardson, Laurel. "Gender Stereotyping in the English Language." [FF] pp. 120-124.
Kimmel, Michael. "What Are Little Boys Made Of? [FF] pp. 187-189.
|13-14||Representation of women in advertising and popular visual media|| |
Gimlin, Debra. "Cosmetic Surgery: Paying for Your Beauty." [FF] pp. 140-152.
Taylor, Judy. "Feminist Consumerism and Fat Activists: Grassroots Activism and the Dove 'Real Beauty' Campaign. [FF] pp. 127-139.
Banks, Ingrid. "Hair Still Matters. [FF] pp. 153-161.
"Gender and Television." Museum of Broadcast Communication.
Onishi, Norimitsu. "Globalization of Beauty Makes Slimness Trendy." [FF] pp. 494-495.
|15||Socialization: race ethnicity, nationality and gender roles; gender and education|| |
Lopez, Laura, and Frances Hasso. "Frontlines and Borders: Identity Thresholds for Latinas and Arab American Women." [FF] pp. 20-33.
Gunn Allen, Paula. "Where I Come From Is Like This." [FF] pp. 34-37.
Baca Zinn, Maxine, and Bonnie Thornton Dill. "Theorizing Differences from Multiracial Feminism." [FF] pp. 89-84.
Walker, Alice. "Womanist." [FF] pp. 114.
Thorne, Barrie. "Girls and Boys Together…But Mostly Apart: Gender Arrangements in Elementary Schools." [FF] pp. 176-186.
Weil, Elizabeth. "Teaching Boys and Girls Separately." New York Times. March 2, 2008.
|16||Sexualities and gender; the right to marriage|| |
Rich, Adrienne. "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence." [FIOT] pp. 310-326.
Messner, Michael A. "Becoming 100% Straight." [FF] pp. 401-404.
Naples, Nancy. "Queer Parenting in the New Millenium." [FF] pp. 342-345.
"Heterosexual Privilege (article and questionnaire)." Peer Educator Training document: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Film: Anderson, Jane. "1961." In If These Walls Could Talk II. 2000.
|17||Crossing gender boundaries|| |
Screening: Berliner, Alain. Ma Vie En Rose. 1997.
Kessler, Suzanne. "The Medical Constructions of Gender." [FF]. 69-82.
Fausto-Sterling, Anne. "The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female Are Not Enough." The Sciences (March/April 1993): 20-25.
———. "The Five Sexes Revisited." The Sciences (July/August 2000).
|18||Perspective on transgender|| |
Stryker, Susan. "Transgender Feminism: Queering the Woman Question." [FF] pp. 83-88.
Wilchins, Riki Anne. "17 Things You Don't Say to a Transsexual," and "What Does It Cost to Tell the Truth?" In Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender. Firebrand Books, 1997, pp. 27-40. ISBN: 9781563410901.
Francke, Katherine. "Legal Aspects of Sex Reassignment Surgery."
|19||Sexuality, contraception and reproductive choice|| |
Tolman, Deborah. "Doing Desire: Adolescent Girls' Struggles for/with Sexuality." [FF] pp. 348-358.
Smith, Andrea. "'Beyond Pro-Choice versus Pro-Life': Women of Color and Reproductive Justice." In [FF] pp. 446-457.
Film: Clips of Gazit, Chana. The Pill. 2003.
|20-22||Gender and work|| |
Bose, Christine, and Rachel Bridges Whaley. "Sex Segregation in the U.S. Work Force." [FF] pp. 233-242.
Reskin, Barbara. "The Realities of Affirmative Action in Employment."[FF] pp. 266-268.
Gerson, Kathleen. "Moral Dilemmas, Moral Strategies, and the Transformation of Gender: Lessons from Two Generations of Work and Family Change." [FF] pp. 322-330.
"The Gender Wage Gap: 2008." Institute for Women's Policy Research.
Kessler, Harris. Alice. "The Wage Conceived: Value and Need as Measures of a Woman's Worth." Feminist Frontiers. 6th ed. Edited by Laurel Richardson, Verta Taylor, and Nancy Whittier. McGraw-Hill, 2003, pp. 185-199. ISBN: 9780072824230.
|23||Gender and work-national and global dimensions|| |
Enloe, Cynthia. "The Globetrotting Sneaker." [FF] pp. 512-516.
Pinsky, Robert. "The Shirt."
Kang, Miliann. "The Managed Hand: The Commercialization of Bodies and Emotions in Korean Immigrant-Owned Nail Salons. [FF] pp. 253-265.
Hochschild, Arlie Russell. "Love and Gold." In Global Women: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy. Edited by Barbara Ehrenreich, and Arlie Russell Hochschild. New York, NY: Metropolitan Books, 2003. ISBN: 9780805069952.
|24||Violence against women: National and global dimensions|| |
Brownmiller, Susan. "Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape." [FIOT] pp. 272-282.
Martin, Patricia Yancey and Robert Hummer. "Fraternities and Rape on Campus." [FF] pp. 471-479.
Steinem, Gloria. "Supremacy Crimes." [FF] pp. 480-482.
Nagel, Joane. "Sex and War: Fighting Men, Comfort Women, and the Military-Sexual Complex." [FF] pp. 494-506.
Crenshaw, Kimberlé. "Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color." [FF] pp. 484-493.
|25-26||Towards a globe politics of gender; Contemporary women's movements|| |
Okin, Susan Moller. "Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?" Boston Review (1999).
Abu-Lughod, Lila. "Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others." [FF] pp. 527-535.
Chang, Grace. "From the Third World to the 'Third World Within': Asian Women Workers Fighting Globalization." [FF] pp. 585-594.
Sen, Amartya. "More than 100 Million Women Are Missing." The New York Review of Books 27, no. 20 (December 20, 1990).
Aronson, Pamela. "Feminists or 'Postfeminists'? Young Women's Attitudes toward Feminism and Gender Relations." [FF] pp. 572-582.