These are the models that appear on the UW Collegiate
It is one thing to present some role models that don't
fit stereotypes. It is another to only present images
that are unisex in appearance. The only
recognizable male is a member of an "oppressed"
Should one political movement have the right to use
the public education system to indoctrinate the young?
For example: The course examines political issues of the 20/21st
centuries from a gender-aware approach. The focus is
on the problem of global gender inequalities as a
central dimension of world politics.
World Issues 40S—Gender and Politics
Among the Objectives: "To gain a more accurate
understanding of how the world works, or does not
work, for all of us so we can work to create a world
less burdened by inequalities."
Among the Topics: "8.Resistance Movements. 9.
Ungendering Power and Politics."
Benefits: "Human relationships are political. When we
study gender and politics we learn about both females
and males. We carry this knowledge from this course
into other classes and into our lives."
Women's Studies 41G
Among the aims: "To become more informed about the
women's movement; To understand how and why females
experience discrimination and oppression; To
participate in working for social change; To become
more skilled in voicing one's interests, perspectives,
experiences and achievements."
Among the topics: "Who are women? (social construction
of gender, gender analysis, bodies.) How do we learn
about women? (Persons' Day, patriarchy, silence,
adolescence, sexual harassment, pornography.) Where
are women? (sexism, feminization of poverty, gendered
violence.) What's next? (inventing the new millennium,
empowerment, backlash, men's movements.)
Benefits: "As females gain access to the processes of
definition and the making of meaning, they contribute
to a neglected body of knowledge and experience, and
to the creation of a more accurate history."