- 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 [...]
Jazmin moved to LA on her own at 17 from the eastern Coachella Valley, now 18 she is very happy she did. She’s a women’s studies major and also happily a part of the Santa Monica College Feminists Majority Leadership club. The ERA is something Jazmin believes in and looks forward to the day it becomes constitutional. Jazmin love’s to tweet, follow her @jazminbobby for any questions on her experience during working with the ERA education project.
Mary Grace is a last year student at Santa Monica College, with high hopes of transferring to UCLA. She strives to be as active as possible on the college campus and holds an officer position in Santa Monica College’s Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. As a recovering athlete, balancing sport, education, and work has taught Mary Grace that strong work ethic and perseverance can take one to great places and new heights. Mary Grace hopes to take this knowledge and apply it to whichever path her life may take, whether it be her interest in fashion and the representation of women in the media or as a writer and political campaign worker. Mary Grace also attributes her deep love of coffee as one of the driving forces in her life.
Heidi grew up in Santa Monica and Malibu, CA and graduated from a boarding school in Indiana, La Lumiere High School. It is at Santa Monica College in Professor Melanie Klein’s Women’s Studies class that she discovered Feminism. Heidi is currently serving as President of Santa Monica College Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. She is dedicated to developing herself as a fierce feminist to serve in a lifetime of activist work fighting against patriarchal oppression and promoting women empowerment.
Nichola is a Women’s Studies major at Santa Monica College. She loves the subject and hopes that she can help others realize their love for it as well! Along with her enthusiasm for feminism, Nichola is an avid horseback rider and yogi.