Write a 800-word essay that applies our course concepts to a real – world event, issue, or other topic.
Use one reliable source to introduce a specific topic of your choice.
Use at least one of the week’s readings to introduce and define relevant concepts.
Use specific examples from your sources to discuss how the concepts relate to the topic. This should be the bulk of your essay.
Conclude by sharing your own perspectives on the topic and/or the concepts you addressed.
Present evidence by including a mix of direct quotations and paraphrase from all of your sources. Don’t plagiarize.
Clearly introduce your sources (the course readings and your own) by noting the author, title, publication, year, or any other relevant information. Make sure readers can identify all of the sources you discuss.
Employ Standard English conventions of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. There are no other formatting requirement
Since the essay is relatively short, you do not need to address the entire topic in full detail. Instead, show me that you read about and understand our key concepts. Then, show me that you can apply these ideas to real-world topics at a basic level.
Use your opening paragraph(s) to briefly introduce your topic and the key concepts to which it relates. You’ll be able to discuss these in much greater detail later.
Use the next paragraph or two to introduce your sources, explain the topic in more detail, and define the key ideas you’ll use. This is a good place to use direct quotations and/or summary. Make sure to clearly introduce all of your sources. Detailed guidance on introducing sources and quotes is available in the Resources folder.
Use the bulk of your essay to discuss a few different aspects of your topic, then use our key concepts to analyze each one. Aim for 2-3 major examples, even if you can’t discuss every facet of your topic.
Conclude your essay by sharing your own perspectives on the topic and/or concepts you wrote about. While you should strive to address the topic in an objective, evidence-based manner, your conclusion should present your own views. Don’t be afraid to take a stance or make an argument based on the ideas you discussed throughout the essay.
1.A. In your own words explain the distinction between “traditional” and “organic intellectuals” , give one example of each. (Hint: Cesar Chavez is an organic intellectual as his interest was tied to the class he was organizing, Chomsky is a traditional intellectual).
1B. On the first week we studied that according to Simone De Beauvoir, women never can form a “class for itself” (except in some conference), but a “class in itself” (a class that has no class consciousness). Lenin says that the working class has no “revolutionary consciousness”, that consciousness has to be brought to them by de classed intellectuals. Do you think women in abusive consciousness need feminists to “bring them to consciousness”? Give one reason (for or against) to support your view.
2. According to Bell Hooks white women in the Second Wave have hid their class and race privilege under an intellectual mask, and have pretended to be “de classes” and speak for all woman. Do you think it is possible to speak for the interest of others? Give one reason to support your view.
3. According to Cherri Moraga women of color could write stories about their lives that can become “feminist theories” instead of learning about “high theories” like Marxist feminism or radical feminism. Do you believe that writing stories about ones lives can be a powerful tool for social change?
4. According to Hill Collins black feminist thought can be built directly from Black women’s class experience in the Untied States and she builds up a story from the story of social exclusion of black women. Would you consider Hill Collins an “organic intellectual”?
Listen to this:
In what way does Sojourner Truth refutes the dominant ideology of “femininity” of her time in this speech? How is this relevant to femininity and race ideology?
6. According to Moraga, there are two hindrances for a Chicana feminist. First, she has to overcome the censorship of her community in order to write about her oppression, and second, she has to write in a way that her writing is not co-opted by White feminists.
Make a comment on the following interview of Michelle Wallace that you find interesting, particularly with regard to what she says about overcoming her own community:
The story of Michelle Wallace:
With your media, you must also submit a one paragraph description of your media (title, what it is, and its intent/intended message) and an Annotated Bibliography. Like your formal written assignments, a total of 4 scholarly sources, 2 of which may be from your textbook/course materials, and 2 outside sources must inform your project. Additional supplementary sources such as news media articles are welcome and encouraged, especially because conversations about your text may be happening on the web, Twitter, etc. too and are therefore relevant to your research. Do keep in mind that those are supplementary rather than scholarly sources. The descriptive paragraph and annotated bibliography are the only written requirements for the 3 components of this Final Project (your media; paragraph description of it; annotated bibliography).
This can be a criticism of what you see in media, what you wish you saw in media, satire, etc. Any topic in relation to women, girls, and media is acceptable for this project.
The form your project takes is also up to you: you can create a YouTube video about women, girls, and media, a series of memes, a short film, a commercial or advertisement marketed to women and girls, a zine, a podcast episode, a proposal for a new podcast, a script for a commercial, TV show, or short film, an advertisement for a new or existing product, or some other creative mediated format
Crystal Martin explains the importance of women being advocates for other women in business. Crystal is the CoderGirl Program Director at LaunchCode and a Co-organizer of Strange Loop Conference. CoderGirl is an education program of LaunchCode designed to engage and educate women in the technology field in St. Louis making training and careers in tech easily accessible. Watch the following video clip, respond to any five (5) of the following questions/ statements as they related to this week’s textbook chapter content:
Chapter 10, in adobe is page 428
Consider the textbook research focused the women and men’s experiences on the glass ceiling and sticky floor- how do Crystal’s assertions support or challenge this research?
Is the concept of hostile work environments as outlined in the textbook research relevant to Crystal’s discussion- explain why or why not?
What kinds of glass cliff issues discussed in the textbook research could be applied here or are clearly not applicable here- explain in detail?
When reviewing the textbook research discussing women’s leadership in the workplace, what kinds of facts about the double bind revisited are applicable to the content of Crystal’s talk?
How are the concepts of the networking and mentoring as discussed in the textbook research relevant to Crystal’s assertions?
Consider the textbook research focused the women and men’s experiences on the glass elevator- how do Crystal’s assertions support or challenge this research?
Consider the leaning in research discussed in the textbook research- how does this apply to Crystal’s presentation?
How would Crystal respond to the textbook research assertions regarding salary negotiation and the double bind?
Consider the textbook research focused the women responses to other women at work- how do Crystal’s assertions support or challenge this research?
The readings and film Aligarh in Week 5 focus on oppression
faced by women and LGBTQ people in South Asian socieities. Using examples from
this week’s materials discuss how similar these oppressions are, and also
discuss how different they are. How did the individuals in your examples find
liberation from the oppression they were undergoing? Be sure to use quotes
including at least one quote or comment from the Notes/zoom lectures. Respond
to at least one peer’s analysis.
Use no larger than 12-point font,
and no more than double spacing. Tell me what issue you have chosen to focus
on, why you feel this issue is important, and any ideas you may have about how
you will address the topic. You must turn in a paper proposal.
Prepare 8-10 good points to support your side of the argument. These should be inspired by the readings. Think of/use examples (either from the readings or that you know). This is the “evidence” you are using to support your side of the debate. Write in full sentences. Explain how the point supports your argument.
For the purpose of this assignment, conduct some research on the Nathaniel Woods, Alabama Capital Punishment Case: https://abcnews.go.com/US/hours-execution-nathaniel-woods-alabama-governor-stays-mum/story?id=69409098.
What are your initial thoughts on the case? Based upon how this case played out, was justice served? Why or why not?
Your final paper MUST include a cover page and a reference page and should include a minimum of at least 1000 words (not including the cover and reference page). Additionally, the final draft should be double-spaced, free of grammatical and structural errors, and include standard margins and fonts. Please remember that this assignment, as well as all of the others associated with this course, is expected to be your OWN original work.
Based on the material covered in class and the readings assigned for this week answer the following question: Is monogamy natural? Include arguments and examples from the readings. You must reference/quote the three articles assigned for this week.