Sunday, June 20, 2010

Feminist Theory

When first beginning to read some things seemed fairly familiar, but I couldn’t believe how many different kinds of feminism there really were. While reading, the thing that caught my eye the most was the fact that universities would want to have single-sex classrooms because if there were men they would dominate the discussion. With having multiple types of feminism, it makes people wonder what really feminism is. We believe feminism to be equality, everyone being treated fairly, regardless of your sex and gender. When women’s studies first came about in universities they were made to write their own textbooks, compile readings lists, develop new curricula, and establish new journals. These classes were made to establish women into the campus communities. Some theories are stereotyped as lesbians and some focus on heterosexual issues. With all these different perceptions on feminism, no one is going to understand the true meaning behind feminism. We under the concept, everyone being treated fairly, but we won’t understand the concept behind lesbians, heterosexuals, and transgender. I was shocked to read that some feminists believe that transgender is wrong. Some view this group as traitors to womanhood. In other words, they are referred to as “fake women”. But some feminists see them as males although they are truly women. I truly don’t believe there is such a thing as a feminist method because each feminist looks at things differently and their methods can be used in multiple ways. The feminist method may give feminists an idea of what and how to study but it’s not something that everyone follows step by step.

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