Gender and Social Change Midterm

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Questions for The Gender and Social Change Midterm Exam Reference Textbook: Women's Voices, Feminist Visions Susan Shaw & Janet Lee
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  1. Whereas liberal feminists want a piece of the pie (i.e., power within the existing system), ________ feminists what a whole new pie (i.e., a different system that does not oppress women)

    Chapter 1 Feminism
    Radical

  2. A perspective that integrates both Marxist and radical feminism is called ___________



    Chapter 1 Feminism
    Socialist
  3. Feminists who believe in the viability of the present system (meaning the system is okay) and work within this context for changes in such public areas as education and employment are called  ________ feminists.

    Chapter 1 Feminism
    liberal
  4. A form of feminism that emphasized that truth is a relative concept and that identity is more multifaceted than we often imagine is called ___________  feminism.

    Chapter 1 Feminism
    postmodern
  5. An important distinction between U.S. feminisms is that between _____________ feminisms


    Chapter 1 Feminism
    liberal and radical
  6. A form of feminism that recognizes opportunities associated with international alliances and network for the emancipation of women worldwide is called ______ feminism 

    Chapter 1 Feminism
    transnational
  7. An offshoot of radical feminism, which focuses on how compulsory heterosexuality (the cultural norm that assumes and requires heterosexuality) and heterosexual privilege (the rights and privileges of heterosexuality, such as legal marriage and being intimate in public)function to maintain power in society is ________ feminism 
    Chapter 1 Feminism
    lesbian
  8. A perspective that uses economic explanations from traditional Marxist theory to understand the oppression of women is called _____________  feminism

    Chapter 1 Feminism
    Marxist
  9. An offshoot of radical feminism that focuses on the association of women with nature and the environment and the simultaneous relationships among patriarchy, global economic expansion, and environmental degradation is called _____________.

    Chapter 1 Feminism
    ecofeminism
  10. A form of feminism that has critiqued other forms of feminism by the perspectives of women of color, who require that these approaches be inclusive of all women's lives is called ____________ feminism.

    Chapter 1 Feminism
    multiracial
  11. True or False?

    Homophobia is the societal fear or hatred of lesbians and gay men

    Chapter 1
    True
  12. True or False?

    Gender can be defined as the way society organizes understandings of sexual differences

    Chapter 1
    True
  13. Because women's studies combines knowledge and methodologies from many academic disciplines, it is referred to as ___________. 


    Chapter 1
    interdisciplinary
  14. True or False?

    Patriarchy is defined as a system where males dominate because power and authority are in the hands of adult men. 

    Chapter 1
    True
  15. True or False?

    The term post feminism was coined by those who recognize feminism as an important perspective but believe its time has passed and it is now obsolete 

    Chapter 1
    True
  16. Lesbian baiting is the term for accusing feminists of being lesbians in an effort to:

    Chapter 1
    discredit feminism

    prevent women both from joining the feminist movement

    Prevent women from taking women's studies classes. 
  17. What are the myths of (false belief about) feminism?


    Chapter 1
    1) Feminists are angry, whiny women who have and axe to grind, who have no sense of humor and who exaggerate discrimination against women 

    2) feminists hate men or want to be like men and selfishly want to create new systems of power over men 

    3) all feminists are said to be lesbians, women who choose relationships with other women. 

    4) feminists are said to reject motherhood, to consider children a burden, and to have rejected all things feminine

    5) feminism is dismissed as a white, middle class movement that draws energy away from attempts to correct social and economic problems and discourages coalition building
  18. A phrase coined by feminists that explains how things taken as personal or idiosyncratic have broader social, political, and economic  causes and consequences is ____________________.
    the personal is political 
  19. The hatred of, or contempt for , women is called _______________.


    Chapter 1
    misogyny
  20. The confusion of maleness with humanity, putting men a the center and relegating women to outsiders in society, is called 

    Chapter 1
    androcentrism
  21. ________ can be defined as advantages people have by virtue of their status or position in society.  This can be distinguished from earned ________ that results, for example, from earning a degree or fulfilling responsibilities
    Chapter 2
    privilege
  22. The notion that everyone should be heterosexual and have relationships with the opposite sex is called ____________________


    Chapter 2 
    compulsory heterosexuality
  23. The system that facilitates privilege and inequality, subordination and domination based upon racial/ethnic group membership is _________?

    Chapter 2
    Racism
  24. True or False?

    When individual redirect the resentment and anger they have about their own situation onto those who are of equal or lower status, this process is called horizontal hostility.

    Chapter 2
    True
  25. True or False?

    Ableism is discrimination against the mentally and physically disabled.

    Chapter 2
    True
  26. True or False?

    Homophobia is the fear and dislike of those who do not identify as heterosexual or "straight" 

    Chapter 2
    True
  27. Social organizations that involve established patterns of behavior organized around particular purposes are called  ___________.

    Chapter 2
    institutions
  28. The mythical nor for US women is?



    Chapter 2
    White, middle-class, heterosexual, abled, thin, and young adult. 
  29. _______ means to literally to prejudge and involves making premature judgments without adequate information or with inaccurate information. 

    Chapter 2 
    prejudice
  30. True or False?

    Institutionalized means officially placed into a structure system or set of practices. 

    Chapter 2
    True
  31. __________________ is usually given to us at birth and determined by our physical body type to be male or female.  This assignment is decided by doctors and parents as the first classification an individual receives.  

    Chapter 3
    Gender Assignment
  32. True or False?

    Transgender does not imply any specific form of sexual identity.  Transgender people may identify as heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or  asexual. 

    Chapter 3
    True
  33. Some scholars are more likely to describe ___________ as transgendered people who believe they born with the bodies of the wrong  sex and who desire chemical or surgical altering in the form of hormone therapies or sex reassignment surgeries. 

    Chapter 3
    Transsexuals
  34. True or False?  

    The term cisgender means someone who is comfortable in the gender they were assigned at birth or where there is conformity between gender assignment, identity, and expression

    Chapter 3
    True
  35. A gendered sense of self that comes from within and may or may not match one's assigned gender at birth is:

    Chapter 3
    Gender identity
  36. Machismo involves: 


    Chapter 3
    breaking rules 

    sexual potency contextualized in the blending of sex and violence

    contempt for women (misogyny)
  37. People who claim a gender identity or expression different from the one assigned at their birth by family  and community consider themselves ___________________________

    Chapter 3
    transgender
  38. Androgyny can be defined as: 




    Chapter 3
    A lack of gender differentiation or a balanced mixture of recognizable feminine and masculine traits.
  39. Through a process of __________________, we are taught and learn the appropriate thinking and behaviors associated with a boy or girl in any given society. 

    Chapter 3
    gender socialization
  40. True or False?

    There is nothing essential, intrinsic, or static about femininity or masculinity; rather, they are social categories that might mean different things in different societies and in different historical periods 

    Chapter 3
    True
  41. True or False?

    The term the politics of sexuality implies issues associated with the distribution of power in sexual relationships 

    Chapter 4
    True
  42. True or False?

    Sexual scripts are guidelines for how we are supposed to feel and act as sexual persons?
    True
  43. The term ___________ means not being out about ones's [lesbian, gay, bisexual, or queer] identity at all.

    Chapter 4
    in the closet 
  44. Romantic love is about:


    Chapter 4
    a couple coming together, sharing the excitement of an erotic relationship, and feeling united with the other in such a way that the other is unique and irreplaceable.
  45. __________ is the assumption of heterosexuality as the norm or normative behavior in any given setting.  

    Chapter 4
    heteronormativity
  46. True or False?

    A popular term for heterosexual is straight.


    Chapter 4
    True
  47. Sexual identities, which are one aspect of sexual self-schemas that can be defined as a person's attraction to or preference for a certain gender, include :

    Chapter 4
    Heterosexuality

    Homosexuality

    Bisexuality
  48. True or False?

    Coming out refers to someone adopting a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or queer identity

    Chapter 4
    True 
  49. True or False?

    Romantic love is a cultural phenomenon and not necessarily a basis for marriage.

    Chapter 4
    True
  50. __________ can be defined as ideas and beliefs about sexual aspects of the self that are established from past and present experiences and which act to guide sexual feelings and behavior
    Sexual self-schemas

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