- ABOUT THE PROGRAM
- CLASS STRUCTURE
- 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 [...]
Elise is a sophomore at Santa Monica College. She is majoring in Anthropology, and intends to study immigrant women and the impact they have on the cultural and political dynamics of communities in the United States. Elise has always been interested in education, in women, and in equality. And also has a deep and abiding interest in fine cheeses.
Rocio is a junior at smc and is pursuing a psychology major.
She is a feminist and is interested in activism. She owns an
Joanne is majoring in women studies and minoring in art studio. On the side of school work, she is a waitress. Her hobbies are bouldering, swimming, and hanging out with friends.
Brenda is currently a student in SMC. She is best described as witty, funny, and a daring adventurer. Eyes can be deceiving, but she’s a tough woman!