Course Assignments

Feminist Political and Social Thought

Date In-Class Focus Readings
Thurs. 1/21 (4:00) Introductory Class (D33E)
Fri. 1/22 Women & Rights

Rights of Man
Wollstonecraft, through Chap. III

Wed. 1/27 Degradation and contempt Wollstonecraft, IV - VII
Fri. 1/29 Women's education One-Pager Due Finish Wollstonecraft
Wed. 2/3 Learning and Unlearning

Griffin, through Part I

Fri. 2/5 So many causes... One-Pager Due
Woolf, 3 Guineas, Chap. 1&2
Wed. 2/10 War and Feminism Woolf, 3 Guineas, Chap. 3
Fri. 2/12 Voices One-Pager Due Griffin, Chap. 6 & 7
Wed. 2/17

A lovely party

Woolf, Room, Ch. 1 & 2
Fri. 2/19 Shakespeare's Sister One-Pager Due Woolf, Room, Ch. 3 & 4
Wed. 2/24 The problem of sex-consciousness
Woolf, Room, Ch. 5 & 6
Fri. 2/26 General Discussion Five Page Essay Due
Wed 3/3 Biology determines what? Beauvoir xix-xlii, Ch. I
Fri. 3/5 Other explanations Beauvoir, Ch. II & III
Wed. 3/10 Woman as Other Beauvoir, Ch. IX
Fri. 3/12 Vocation Griffin, Chap. 8 & 9
Spring Break
Wed. 3/31 Women and the Law MacKinnon, Intro., Ch. 2, 3, 5
Fri. 4/2 Rapes and other "Rights" MacKinnon, Chap. 6, 7, 8
Wed. 4/7 Sexual Harrassment MacKinnon, Chap. 9 & 10
Fri. 4/9 Pornography MacKinnon, Chap. 13, 15 & 16
Wed. 4/12 Becoming a Woman
Beauvoir, Ch. XII
Fri. 4/16 Lesbians & Married Women Beauvoir, Ch. XV & XVI
Wed. 4/21 Prostitutes

Beauvoir, Ch. XIX & Conclusion
Fri. 4/23   Five-Page Essay Due
Wed. 4/28 What we can do with our words Lorde, "Poetry" "Interview" "Erotic"
Fri. 4/30 ... and our anger "Transforming" "Master's Tools" "Open Letter"
Wed. 5/5 Moving On Griffin Ch. 14
Fri. 5/7 Final Paper Due at Noon Please leave them in my box in Mather

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