Watch and discuss Chimamanda Adichie’s TedTalk

Watch and discuss Chimamanda Adichie’s TedTalk

 Multiple separate short essays

first short essay; 1. Watch Chimamanda Adichie’s TedTalk, We Should All Be Feminist (29 min) chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_we_should_all_be_feminists Share a quote or story that you found particularly powerful or problematic. 2. Read Baumgardner and Richards “A Day Without Feminism” (2 pages, in Readings folder on Blackboard) – What surprised you? 3. Based on your experience and what you’ve read, how would you define feminism?

second short essay; Read Judith Lorber, “‘Night to His Day’: The Social Construction of Gender” and answer the following questions 1. Is gender something we take for granted? 2. How is gender socially constructed? 3. What does it mean to be “doing gender” as Lorber describes it?

third short essay; Read “Patriarchy, The System” by A.Johnson. How does the author define Patriarchy? What does he say about the social system? About privilege? About gender based violence? What I’m looking for is a 300 word summary in which you address some of the key points being made. I am more concerned with you understanding what the author is saying than sharing your personal opinion.

4th short essay;… Take the buzzfeed How sexist are you quiz and share your score. Are you surprised? Review the buzzfeed 23 ways we internalize misogyny. What is misogyny? What is internalized misogyny? What does Johnson (“Patriarchy, The System”) say about misgoyny? How does this play out in your day to day life? I’m looking for your perception and personal reflection based on the buzzfeed quiz/article.

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Multiple Separate Short Essays