Introduction to Women’s Studies: A Personal Journey Through Film
Maybe you grew up watching movies with female characters like Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, or Ariel. Maybe you’ve wondered why there are stereotypes about women being bad drivers or ignorant about sports. Maybe you want to know about feminism and the women’s movement. The Introduction to Women’s Studies: A Personal Journey Through Film can help you answer these questions. Though it focuses on the experience of women, it’s appropriate for anyone who wants to learn to critically examine films while learning about the history of the women’s movement and how gender, race, and social class influence us. Women have earned their right to stand up and be recognized as equal partners and reap the benefits of their hard work. As the anonymous quote goes, “History is Herstory too.”
- Trace the history of the women’s movement.
- Consider how socialization and stratification influence children.
- Critically analyze popular films for women’s studies themes.
- Explore the effects of stereotypes on men and women in society.