DUE TOMORROW SATURDAY 24,2021 AT 11:00 AM (IMPORTANT: I CANNOT AS FOR AN EXTENTION. THIS PAPER SHOULD BE ON TIME)
2nd. PROMPT: Please pick one thinker we have discussed in the second part of the second section of our course (“Classical Thinkers”), namely Anne Fausto-Sterling, Judith Butler, Vandana Shiva, or Nawal El-Saadawi, and explain:
What are her/their main ideas? and
In what sense can her/their ideas be said to fit the overall agenda of Feminism, as defined by bell hooks? (Hint: make sure to use the quote by bell hooks discussed in class)
IMPORTANT: In writing your answer, please only use the sources assigned in the context of our course; do not resort to “extra” information you found online.
FORMAT: Please submit 2 to 3 double-spaced, regular margins, 12- pt. Times New Roman font pages –excluding citations and bibliography
I CHOSE/ATTACHED THE ARTICLE “ANNE FAUSTO-STERLING AND THE SHORT VIDEO 3 MIN OF JUDITH BUTLER.
VIDEO: Judith Butler — Your Behavior Creates Your Gender (3min) https://www.youtube.com/watch/Bo7o2LYATDc
BELL HOOK – I ATTACHED THE POWERPOINT IN REGARDS TO THE ARTICLE AND THE VIDEO. ALSO, THE QUOTE IS IN SLIDE #5. I COPIED THE QUOTE IN THE BOTTON BUT YOU CAN ALSO OPEN THE POWEPOINT. THE INFORMATION IS HERE:
It is in the context of this conversation that intersectional feminists such as bell hooks have argued that the main goal of Feminism should not be simply to grant women the same status as men (hooks famously asked: Since men are not equals in white supremacist, capitalist, patriarchal class structure, which men do women want to be equal to? hooks is asking: do women want to achieve equality with oppressed or oppressive men?. Importantly, hooks suggests an alternative (the following quote is extracted from hooks Feminism: A Movement to End Sexist Oppression):
Feminism is a struggle to end sexist oppression. Therefore, it is necessarily a struggle to end the ideology of domination that permeates Western culture on various levels as well as a commitment to reorganizing society so that the self-development of people can take precedence over imperialism, economic expansion, and material desires. ***
Feminists concerns with the socio-political effects of the dichotomy sex / gender have to be understood as part of the considerations feminists thinkers engaged with in order to better understand and expose the tools employed by patriarchal domination in order to justify and reproduce itself.