Womens Studies

Women's studies, also known as feminist studies, is an interdisciplinary academic field which explores politics, society and history from an intersectional, multicultural women's perspective. It critiques and explores societal norms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and other social inequalities.

See also gender studies.
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Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism
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Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture
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The Beauty Myth
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The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women
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Misogyny was born of fear of women. It spawned the ideology of male superiority. But this was ideology, not statement of fact; as such, it could not be confirmed, but was open to constant doubt. Male status was not immutable. Myths of matriarchies and Amazons societies showed female dominance. Three of the eleven extant comedies of Aristophanes show women in successful opposition to men. ... These were the nightmares of victors: that someday the vanquished would arise and treat their ex-masters ...more
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Germaine Greer
The vagina is obliterated from the imagery of femininity in the same way that the signs of independence and vigor in the rest of her body are suppressed.
Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

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