- ABOUT THE PROGRAM
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- STUDENT WORK
- FINAL BLOG POSTS
“I have always believed that both women and men are equal. Little did I know that equality between men and women was superficial. In the U.S. Constitution there are only mentions of men, and none of women.” “My perspective of things has changed. The class has made me more observant of the people around me. [...]
On my first day I was presented with the question “Are you a feminist?” Not knowing what it really meant, I still answered the question by saying “no”. Zury, Gerald, Mercedes, Nico
If I was presented with the same question again today – “Am I a feminist?” I would say “yes.” I believe many of [...]
Why don’t college students vote? Because they don’t know their rights and because they were never taught about the Equal Rights Amendment in high school or primary or secondary school. Brenda Ajanel, Elise Becker, Adriana Magana, Joanne Sampoonachot, Rocia Zuniga
“The difference between the First, Second, and Third Waves is our cultural DNA. Each generation [...]
It’s been two months since we started working with the ERA Education Project and it is still full of surprises and information that we never paid too much attention to. After interviewing younger people, and watching my classmates’ videos as well, what continuously stood out was the lack of knowledge on feminism and the ERA. [...]
Thus, women activists began to develop new ways of thinking and new leadership styles that were nonhierarchical. There were no leadership positions in the consciousness-raising groups allowing for everyone’s voices to hold equal value, so the formation of consciousness-raising groups was truly revolutionary. Through the creation of these groups, women began to realize that their [...]
GROUP 5/WEEK 3: Rosemary, Gilbert, Roxsana & Ulices
The thing that really shocked me and interested me the most in learning about the women’s rights movement is the persistence of sexism. I expected there to be sexism in traditional society, but I did not expect it to even be present in the counter-culture movements. Learning [...]
At the beginning of this course, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I thought it was just a normal women’s studies class that would teach about all the women in history, but it wasn’t so. When I attended the first class it was completely different, [...]
Like anything foreign to us, Feminism and Activism can be scary, overwhelming, even something entirely unheard of, but as with many new things come change, eye-opening experiences, and even lifelong journeys. This is why, although a bit scared and confused, we embark on this journey to learn [...]
Zury was born in Los Angeles, California in 1989 to Salvadoran parents. She has an older sister and brother, a younger sister and a twin sister. She graduated from Venice High School in 2007 and is currently a student at Santa Monica College.
Nico is a full-time student at Santa Monica College who’s 20 years old and proudly Hispanic. He studied the classical language of Latin for 8 years and has a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do. He also enjoys cooking. He didn’t know what to expect when he enrolled in this women’s studies course, but he turned out to enjoy working on the ERA project tremendously, and will forever support the cause.
Molly is an enthused student who is partaking in the ERA project at SMC. This isn’t her first look at women’s history and a feminist culture, but definitely the most interactive. She finds the work incredibly pertinent and is excited to apart of this pilot group!
Mercedes, or Mercy for short, is a College Student at SMC that is majoring in Women Studies. Mercy is a quite person who enjoys knitting, reading, and going on hikes.
Gerald is a 21 year old student at Santa Monica College. Before attending SMC, Gerald attended Saddleback College in Mission Viejo for three semesters. Gerald’s goal is to tranfer to a four year university and major in business. His favorite hobby is playing basketball, and if hes not playing, hes either watching the Los Angeles Lakers or the Milwaukee Bucks!