The culture Wars

I think the culture wars can be defined as a struggle between social groups for dominance within the society. They have similar yet different goals and ideas. This relates to feminism because they are both fighting for the same thing yet women of color have setbacks being women of color. There is no progress because the two are not working together. Feminism for whites have a privilege but the women of color have to work twice as hard to get halfway what the whites have. It relates to feminism because they both want equal rights as men in society . They need to work together and then the progress will start to be seen. ” While black women’s particular location provides a distinctive angle of vision on oppression, this perspective comprises neither a privileged nor a complete standpoint” as said in Heywood’s work.

Blog Post 5: Checking In

I know that I am kind of late with this post but I do remember how I was doing this day. I was doing okay this day. It was my second week of quarantine and less than a week of me starting online classes. Everything was going smoothly so far and my stress levels were low too. I was up to date on everything, I was in a good mood all the time. I also remember that it was this day where I started running out of ways to keep myself entertained since everything started to feel like I was on a loop. I was experiencing the same day over and over again. There was nothing exciting to do or see. I was around my family all day will is nice since I have not been around them much with the early commutes to the college and the late commutes back, and the extra homework assignments. In all honesty, after the first week in quarantine. I got tired of seeing the same four people everyday. They were also starting to get on my nerves.

Blog Post 14: Final Reflection

Show that you have learned: Choose three posts/reading responses that you have done that were most important or impactful to you. What about them or the week’s topic was  most important to your understanding of feminism, or the world more generally? Has your definition of feminism changed? If so, how?

The most impactful blog posts were blog post numbers 2, 4 and 12. Before these blog posts, I always thought that feminism was the female version of racist. I used to think that feminism applied to women only, that feminism is a word that could start wars between the two genders. Feminism would be a secret community of its own filled with only strong women and comforting the weak ones. That all men do not see women as their equals and walk all over them and take all the power just for the fun of it. Turns out I was wrong, a man can be a feminist too and there are decent men out there that believe that both men and women are equal and that they deserve equal opportunities. Feminism will always be a term that sparks hate and anger to the men with big egos and poor mindsets. Thank you for everything you have taught me and I wish you all the best of luck in the years to come.

Blog Post 12: Material Feminism

Material feminism is a type of feminism that does not want to deal with any gender hierarchy. They do not want to be told what to do or how to act based on a stupid pyramid full of unnecessary obligations. They instead observe gender “roles” based on physical and social interactions with other people. They are more likely to see each gender as equals compared to other kinds of feminism.


“Disidentification works like the remaking of identification that Fuss Advocates. Counteridentification, the attempt at dissolving or abolishing entrenched cultural formations, corresponds to de Lauretis’s substitution of desire for identification.”

I believe that Munzo wants readers to understand that disidentification can mean pulling away from your roots and culture that are a part of you and influence who you are. Sometimes you drift away from your culture because you do not want to be associated with some aspects of your culture. I think that when it came to cultural day at school I would tend to pull away or deny the fact that I am Black because may other people in my school come form other countries. I am American and do not come from another place, my parents and grandparents and great grandparents are American. I would try not to participate or pull away because I felt like what I had was not enough. Only in the last year of high school that I started to see that what I had was enough and began to embrace my culture. It could be because I was learning more about myself and my family.

Blog Post 11: Judith Butler

Judith Butler said that nobody can be a gender fore doing gendered acts. When she said that, I think she means that you cannot be a women without upholding the tasks that make you a women, such as cleaning, washing, cooking, sewing, staying at home with the children, etc. My dad stopped doing dishes, mopping, cleaning the floors a few years ago. I asked hime how come he stopped. He told me that it’s a women’ job to do these things, “it’s what you’re supposed to do. I got so angry but I could not say anything because he has a temper and he is really stubborn. It is not only a women’s job to do chores around the house. men are supposed to contribute as well and not sit their lazy ass on the couch all day growing a stomach, drinking beer, sleeping all day and watch TV. Both parties should contribute to keep the house clean and habitable. It should not only be a one gender job.

This Bridge Called My Back

“I am the very well-educated daughter of a woman who, by the standards in this country, would be considered largely illiterate “.

I chose to highlight this particular part of the text because it spoke to me. I myself am the daughter of a well educated woman. My grandmother was married at 17 and did not go to college yet smart. She had 5 daughters and put them through school and made sure that they would go to college because they were so smart. My mother is very smart. She is book and street smart and well educated through school and through her mother. She could have easily became a doctor, but the people of this country at the time weren’t so welcoming and she faced hardships because of the color of her skin. My mother did not fit the stereotypes of this country like how the woman was considered illiterate even though being well educated. I chose it because they tend to look at skin before abilities.

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  1. You first need to join the class WGS 1001 private group using the link below.
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