“Throughout these first weeks we have seen many potential entries into feminist thought and action: Ahmed and hooks show how the personal experience of pain and disappointment can lead one to feminism; hooks also notes how the presumed dysfunction between thought and action can lead to tension and development of feminist frameworks; Sanz highlights how individual experience often runs up against our cultural institutions (i.e., science); intersectional theory shows how interlocking power and institutions of oppression (classism, white supremacy, heterosexism) create specific forms of subordination.”
Readings are attached.
In approximately 500 words and utilizing 1-2 of these readings recollect and reflect on how feminist thought and action have been similarly present or absent in your life.
You are encouraged to think of the following:
Where/How have you encountered these ideas? What significance have they played?