Choose one question from the in-class discussion and elaborate on your thoughts and reactions, directly referencing the readings at least once. Then, discuss a comment that was made in class – do you agree or disagree with this comment, and why? Your response should be 2 paragraphs in length or a minimum of 200 words.
Question – Allen(1996)explainsthatFeministStandpointtheoryaimstouncoverand explain women’s experiences so that they can contribute to knowledge like men do. How do you think that we can maintain the separation between men and women’s experiences while still constructing universal knowledge?
Understanding the balance of what people are comfortable with and can do for their safety and equating that not all people who are uncomfortable are the same
Muted group theory- women don’t have the language to express what we want to say some of the time, policies aren’t made for women
Empowering women to speak up could be very beneficial to help with the collaboration between men and women, having a safe place for everyone to lay out what you feel
No gender is homogenous (not all men feel like they can fight someone if it comes down to it, etc.)
We aren’t being socialized to account for each other’s differences and compromise on those differences (basic power dynamics)
Positions and scripts (not only gender but also social), and the way we see each other and can handle, it should be subconsciously happening sometimes
Support each other when you aren’t the most comfortable, understand even though you may not experience the same thing, but realizing that people have experiences and helping to accommodate them
Men have the power dynamic to help women if they can and use it if they have to. The differences are a good thing, knowledge and gender are socially constructed
Book chapter 5 are attached