WGS 127 Riding the Waves of Feminism

This course will analyze the various "waves" of feminism, (First, Second, and Third) as the wave metaphor indicates that each moment in feminism has flowed naturally into the next moment. The course will spend a significant amount of time analyzing the positions of women of color, especially African American women, in the Second Wave, which ushered in the contemporary feminist movement, and how the critiques of various women of color and women from other marginalized communities (lesbians, women of lower-socioeconomic classes) challenged mainstream, white, middle class feminism to recognize the different positionalities of all women. African American, Appalachians, and Women's Perspective.


1 Course Credit