This week discusses social institutions where women have traditionally encountered strictly-defined roles and focuses on two of them: the family and media and the arts.
Refer to at least three learning resources assigned for this week in your response to this topic:
FIRST, in a paragraph or two, discuss what connects the expectations of women in all of the learning resources this week. Are there any common threads despite the differences in the various resources and the institutions they present?
SECOND, choose one of the following options:
A. Pick a single institution described in the readings, and talk about how perceptions of and expectations of women have changed. In addition to referring to the learning resources, include specific examples from history, the news, the media, art, or your own life. Remember to consider intersectional identity in your response.
B. Discuss what needs to change to see equality in one or more of the institutions presented in this week’s learning resources. How will we know if it has been achieved? In addition to referring to the learning resources, include specific examples from history, the news, the media, or your own life. Remember to consider intersectional identity in your response.
Original Post: Provide your initial post which responds to the Discussion prompt by 11:59 pm on Friday. Initial question responses posted after Friday but before the end of the class week on Tuesday earn a maximum of 70/80 possible points for the original post. Your initial post should be at least 250-300 words in length, excluding the discussion prompt and the references. Posts should engage meaningfully with at least three assigned learning resources.
References: Use APA parenthetical citations in your text and include a reference list at the end of your post. When you refer to and/or discuss any resources, you need to include a citation for that source, such as: (Braincraft, 2015). For more information on APA style, go to: https://sites.umgc.edu/library/libhow/apa_examples.cfm.
Kang, M., Lessard, D., Heston, L., & Nordmarken, S. (2017). “Unit 3: Institutions, Cultures, and Structures.” Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies. (pp. 1-2). http://openbooks.library.umass.edu/introwgss/part/chapter-v-historical-and-contemporary-feminist-social-movements/
Marriage Protest of Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell
Lewis, J.J. (2019, July 13). A short history of women’s property rights in the United States. ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/property-rights-of-women-3529578
Chicago, J. The dinner party. Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/dinner_party/home
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