Which of the following is representative of the "First Wave" of feminist philosophy?
|A)||Simone de Beauvoir|
What is one reason feminist epistemologists are suspicious of the concept of the ideal knower as dispassionate, objective, and purely rational?
|A)||These qualities are of no value in the pursuit of knowledge and truth.|
|B)||Too many real people are like that, and they don't know much.|
|C)||Even supposedly objective scientists are influenced by their own prejudices and biases.|
|D)||They aren't suspicious of this concept at all.|
Who wrote: "One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman"?
|B)||Simone de Beauvoir|
According to Mary Wollstonecraft, which of the following virtues should be cultivated in women as well as men?
Which of the following is not a characteristic of the "Third Wave" of feminism?
|A)||Rejects binary distinctions between men and women|
|B)||Rejects "sex positive" philosophies|
|D)||Includes conflicting strands of theory|
What tends to be true of words associated with women, their occupations, and their bodies in a male-dominated society?
|A)||They get devalued and take on demeaning, derogatory, and insulting senses.|
|B)||They get reified into objects beyond the human realm.|
|C)||They vanish from the conversational landscape.|
|D)||They get transformed into male virtues.|
According to Julia Kristeva
|A)||The female semiotic has been devalued.|
|B)||Feminine signification has been marginalized because it threatens the traditionally masculinist symbolic discourse.|
|C)||Religious discourse can create a healing space between symbolic and semiotic.|
|D)||All of the above.|
Which of the following developed what she called "maternal thinking"?
According to Nancy Chodorow, why do boys often become isolated, separate, and misogynist?
|A)||Boys are naturally this way due to the presence of greater amounts of testosterone.|
|B)||They are often teased and rejected by girls at a young age.|
|C)||Society requires that boys break personal identification with the mother in order to positionally identify with male gender roles imposed by society.|
|D)||Mass media, advertising, and entertainment combine to produce this result.|
Her focus is to demonstrate that language doesn't exist outside the body.