This course will examine the impact of oppression, sexism, and sex discrimination, as
they exist in a patriarchal and capitalist society, while tracing the intersections of class,
race, gender, and sexuality. The course will cover the following areas: slavery and the
19th century women’s movement; globalization and its effects on women nationally
and internationally; fat-oppression; women across cultures; economic justice and
class issues; sexual violence and sexual harassment; women and spirituality; women,
power, and activism. Formerly listed as SOC 109, not open to students who have
successfully completed SOC 109.