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  Feminism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The feminist movement was rooted in the progressive movement and especially in the reform movement of the 19th century.
Feminists are also often proponents of using gender-inclusive language, such as "humanity" instead of "mankind", or "he or she" in place of "he" where the gender is unknown.
These feminists argue that the assumption of a global experience as a woman is based on a white middle-class experience in which gender oppression is primary, and cannot apply to women for whom gender oppression may come second to racial or class oppression.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Feminism   (4034 words)

 Feminist Aesthetics
Feminists in general have concluded that, despite the seemingly neutral and inclusive theoretical language of philosophy, virtually all areas of the discipline bear the mark of gender in their basic conceptual frameworks.
Feminist artists have challenged the ideas that art's main value is aesthetic, that it is for contemplation rather than use, that it is ideally the vision of a single creator, that it should be interpreted as an object of autonomous value (Devereaux 1998).
Feminist interpretations are sometimes informed by Marxism and its varieties; and as we have already noted in the case of film and theories of the gaze, psychoanalytic theories have been widely appropriated in critical theory.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/feminism-aesthetics   (8057 words)

 LII: Law about...Feminist Jurisprudence
Feminist jurisprudence is a philosophy of law based on the political, economic, and social equality of sexes.
Feminists believe that history was written from a male point of view and does not reflect women's role in making history and structuring society.
Feminists challenge the belief that the biological make-up of men and women is so different that certain behavior can be attributed on the basis of sex.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/feminist_jurisprudence.html   (484 words)

 Feminist Ethics
Considered together the overall aim of all feminist approaches to ethics, irrespective of their specific labels, is to create a gender-equal ethics, a moral theory that generates non-sexist moral principles, policies, and practices.
Proponents of these varied schools of feminist thought maintain that the destruction of all systems, structures, institutions, and practices that create or maintain invidious power differentials between men and women is the necessary prerequisite for the creation of gender equality.
Feminist ethicists have a moral duty first to listen to each others' differing points of view, and then to develop a theory and practice that, despite their shortcomings, will nevertheless help inch as many women as possible towards the goal of gender equality with men.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/feminism-ethics   (10044 words)

 ArtLex on Feminism and Feminist Art
Feminist theory must take into account the circumstances of most women's lives as mothers, household workers, and caregivers, in addition to the pervasive misconception that women are genetically inferior to men.
Feminist art notes that significant in the dominant (meaning especially Western) culture's patriarchal heritage is the preponderance of art made by males, and for male audiences, sometimes transgressing against females.
Although feminist art has arisen more from the concerns of artists of one gender, and some of those concerns are sexual in nature, more often than not feminist issues have been about women's power in arenas of which sexuality (reproductive acts and roles) is an important part.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/f/feminism.html   (4552 words)

 Philosophical Dictionary: Fact-Feynman
Feminists differ widely in their accounts of the origins of patriarchy, their analyses of its most common consequences, and their concrete proposals for overcoming it, but all share in the recognition that the subordination of women to men in our culture is indefensible and eliminable.
Many feminist philosophers oppose Cartesian dualism, scientific objectivity, and traditional theories of moral obligation as instances of masculine over-reliance on reason.
Also see SEP on feminist topics, epistemology and philosophy of science, ethics, history of philosophy, perspectives on the self, and approaches to the intersection of pragmatism and continental philosophy, Kristin Switala, The University of Iowa, Shaun Gallagher, Judit Hell, IEP, Krishna Mallick, ColE, Olga Voronina, and Parité-Infos.
www.philosophypages.com /dy/f.htm   (1245 words)

 Feminist Principles -- DAWN Ontario: DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
The feminist principle of accountability means we hold ourselves responsible to the women we work for and with in our pursuit of equality and inclusion.
The feminist principle of diversity means that we respect, accept and celebrate our individual and collective differences as women, including those based on age, race, culture, ability, sexuality, geography, religion, politics, class, education and image, among others.
The feminist principle of leadership means embracing and sharing the skills and knowledge of individual women, and providing opportunities for all women to develop their leadership potential.
dawn.thot.net /feminism.html   (852 words)

 Academic Life | Feminist Studies Program
Feminist Studies is an interdisciplinary, multicultural exploration of the experiences and perspectives of women in different contexts.
Feminist Studies expose students to the growing body of knowledge about women, including feminist theory and its critics, and it seeks to revise the findings of traditional disciplines to include this new knowledge about women.
The Feminist Studies major exists for those students whose academic and professional career interests would best be served by a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary approach.
www.southwestern.edu /academic/depts/dept-woma.html   (720 words)

 IAFFE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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Feminist Economics is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an open forum for dialogue and debate about feminist economic perspectives.
The goal of Feminist Economics is not just to develop more illuminating theories, but to improve the conditions of living for all children, women, and men.
www.iaffe.org /iaffe/Home.asp   (195 words)

 Elsie Clews Parsons, The Journal of a Feminist
Born November 27, 1875, in New York City, Elsie Clews Parsons was the eldest of three children and the only daughter of Henry Clews, the son of a Staffordshire potter who had emigrated to the U.S. and founded a New York bank, and Lucy Madison Worthington, a descendent of President James Madison.
In it, Parsons put forth a feminist argument that the admonitions upon women to serve as mothers and wives proved women's fitness to social and political equality with men.
Prepared by Professor Catherine Lavender for History 182 (Women's History and Feminist Theory), The Department of History, The College of Staten Island of The City University of New York.
www.library.csi.cuny.edu /dept/history/lavender/parsons.html   (672 words)

In our advice column Ask Amy, Manifesta and Grassroots author and activist Amy Richards fields questions from Feminist.com visitors on a wide range of issues.
Current feminist news stories can be found in News.
Feminist Activism for the College Grrl (by Brooke N. Benjestorf)
www.feminist.com   (308 words)

 Feminist Epistemology
articles are on feminist epistemology in one way or another.
Nancy A. Tuana, Univ. of Oregon, is organizing an NEH seminar on Feminist
There are a number of different perspectives on feminist epistemology.
research.umbc.edu /~korenman/wmst/fem_epistemology1.html   (964 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Philosophy: Feminist Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A journal of feminist cultural studies - Differences focuses on how concepts and categories of difference-- notably but not exclusively gender--operate within culture.
Feminist History of Philosophy - Survey of feminist writing on the philosophical canon; by Charlotte Witt.
Its purpose is to promote the study of issues in Feminism by methods broadly construed as analytic, to examine the use of analytic methods as applied to Feminist issues and to provide a means by which those interested in Analytical Feminism.
dmoz.org /Society/Philosophy/Feminist_Philosophy   (590 words)

 Buffy the Patriarchy Slayer
Yet no one could be further from the stereotypical "selfish" secular feminist implicitly criticized by the pope and others.
The series is about vocation; it explores what it means for Buffy to be a vampire slayer, not merely to slay vampires for fun or profit.
Joyce was the quintessential second wave feminist - she came of age in the 1960s, participated in the civil and women's rights movements, worked fulltime and divorced Buffy's father.
daringivens.home.mindspring.com /btps.html   (1624 words)

 Feminist Teacher Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ince 1984, Feminist Teacher has been at the forefront of discussions about how to fight sexism, racism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression in our classrooms and in the institutions in which we work.
A peer-reviewed journal, Feminist Teacher provides a forum for interrogations of cultural assumptions and discussions of such topics as multiculturalism, interdisciplinarity, and distance education within a feminist context.
Feminist Teacher serves as a medium in which educators can describe strategies that have worked in their classrooms, institutions, or non-traditional settings; theorize about successes or failures; discuss the current place of feminist pedagogies and teachers in classrooms and institutions; and reveal the rich variety of feminist pedagogical approaches.
www.uwec.edu /wmns/FeministTeacher   (141 words)

 Women's Studies: Feminist Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
FMST (Feminist Studies in Aotearoa Electronic Journal) is produced by and for those interested in feminist theory, feminist perspectives in philosophy, and contemporary feminist debates, publications and research.
Sections: Introduction, Theory and knowledge, The diversity of feminist theory, Feminist theories of power, The practice of power, Resistance, visions and strategies for change.
In this interview with Kathleen O'Grady, Rosi Braidotti discusses her recent work at the intersection of feminist and environmental activism, the central role of feminism in the redefinition of philosphy, the polemics between continental and anglo-American feminist discourses, and the development of women studies programs in Western Europe and North America.
bailiwick.lib.uiowa.edu /wstudies/theory.html   (1801 words)

Purchasing the Aerosmith DVD with all three Alicia Silverstone videos on it (which I did) or being the pleased recipient of an old copy of Playboy as a Christmas gift (that was me, too) might not be, to use a word that Levy and the FCPs both love, "empowering," but that doesn't mean I'm disempowered.
Participating in raunch culture may not always be a feminist act, but that doesn't make those engaging in it antifeminists -- or deluded.
Feministing provides a platform for us to comment, analyze and influence.
feministing.com   (4751 words)

 ms.musings - Ms. Magazine's daily blog on women, media and culture
The Feminist Press is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with a gala reception and dinner in New York Oct. 17.
I'll leave it to Feministing to describe the early reaction.
I'm willing to bet we'd be a lot further along in our discussions if the media focused half as much on the persistent obstacles to egalitarian child-rearing as it does on women who choose to stay at home.
www.msmusings.net   (4807 words)

 A Routledge Journal: Feminist Economics
Membership in the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) is packaged with an individual subscription to Feminist Economics.
Feminist Economics is an innovative, peer-reviewed journal, dedicated to developing an interdisciplinary discourse on feminist perspectives on economics and the economy.
extends feminist theoretical, historical, and methodological insights to economics and the economy
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/13545701.asp   (275 words)

 Feminist Women's Health Center in Washington State on abortion, birth control, feminism, pro-choice, menopause, ...
Feminist Women's Health Center in Washington State on abortion, birth control, feminism, pro-choice, menopause, contraception, breast health, menstruation, fertility awareness, family planning, HIV, emergency contraception.
Feminist Women's Health Center is a charitable nonprofit operating Cedar River Clinics in Tacoma, Renton, and Yakima, WA.
Cedar River Clinics in Washington State are AAAHC accredited, demonstrating they have met rigorous standards for quality health care services and facilities.
www.fwhc.org   (193 words)

 The Feminist Theory Website: English Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Feminist Theory Website provides research materials and information for students, activists, and scholars interested in women's conditions and struggles around the world.
The goals of this website are: 1) to encourage a wide range of research into feminist theory, and 2) to encourage dialogue between women (and men) from different countries around the world.
The Feminist Theory Website has three parts: 1) various fields within feminist theory; 2) different national / ethnic feminisms; and 3) individual feminists.
www.cddc.vt.edu /feminism/enin.html   (181 words)

 Book Summaries
Schaberg, Jane, The Illegitimacy of Jesus: A Feminist Theological Interpretation of the Infancy Narratives, Crossroads 1990
Sunshine for Women encourages you to support our feminist sisters by purchasing their books, reading them, disseminating the ideas they contain, but most especially, by making their book available to our sisters, our daughters, and the community at large by requesting your school library, your public library, and area bookstores to carry their books.
Remember it is not enough to write literature, history, and theology, we must pass these works on to future generations.
www.pinn.net /~sunshine/book-sum/booksum.html   (3031 words)

 Kathryn Jean Lopez on The Passion of Christ & Feminism on National Review Online
I don't think many self-described feminists would agree, but there is something unique about women, and Gibson's movie captures it perfectly in Mary, Mary Magdalene, Veronica (who voluntarily wipes Christ's face along his arduous road to Calvary), and Claudia.
He shows a real understanding of the depth of women's feeling and the unique role that follows from it: that of giving support and guidance.
It's something the likes of a Susan B. Anthony understood, though modern-day feminists would rather we forget it.
www.nationalreview.com /lopez/lopez200312020843.asp   (983 words)

Feminist issues range from access to employment, education, child care, contraception, and abortion, to equality in the workplace, changing family roles, redress for sexual harassment in the workplace, and the need for equal political representation.
The rhetorical functions of consciousness-raising in third wave feminism.
Communicating third-wave feminism and new social movements: challenges for the next century of feminist endeavor.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0818431.html   (178 words)

 Feminist Career Center - Find a Job, Submit Your Resume
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Search our job and internship listings (right) OR browse all job listings to find available positions with Feminist and Progressive organizations AND submit your resume to our position wanted section.
www.feminist.org /911/jobs/911jobs.asp   (136 words)

 Feminist Mothers
Come take a look to see that offending a feminist should be the least of your worries and laugh a little while you're at it.
In the wake of the tragedy here in the United States, I have decided to focus this month's column on ways that experts recommend we talk to our children about the attack and also on what individual parents are saying to their kids.
Some places to meet other feminists for discussion, debate, and support.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/feminist_mothers   (329 words)

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