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Feminism Transcendentalism

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Grace Worm

on 14 November 2013

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Transcript of Feminism Transcendentalism

Feminism in Transcendentalism
Warm Up
I'm going to ask a series of questions
Go to the side of the room you most agree with
REMEMBER: You can switch sides at any time you feel motivated to do so
Today
We will look at three different texts,
Feminism Hurts Modern-Day Relationship By Zach Nolds
Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat
Woman in the 19th Century by Margaret Fuller
and discuss each author's main claim and how feminism has changed over time
ending by writing a write-like
Feminism hurts modern-day relationships
By Zach Nolds
Then, get into groups of 3 or 4 and discuss:
What do we know about the author?
Who is the audience of this piece?
With your group, write a main claim statement
Did you agree or disagree with the author?
Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat
Before we watch the clip:
Madeleine Albright was the first woman to become Secretary of state.
She was nominated by Bill Clinton in 1996.

Feel free to jot down notes while watching the video. ;D wink wink
Consider The Following
Transcendentalism and Feminism
Through the Transcendentalist movement there was increased discussion on slave and women's rights.
Connected the oversoul and the inherent goodness of "man" to equality
Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was the first female book reviewer in journalism.
Her book Woman in the Nineteenth Century, published in 1843, is considered the first major feminist work in the United States.
Focused on women's rights to education and work
Today's society has reached gender equality in the workplace.
I believe the purpose of marriage is to make someone happier
It is possible to live without gender or to be gender neutral
Toast is superior to cereal
Chivalry is a good thing
Set up notes:
There will be three major pieces
With their own questions that you need to answer on paper
and a writing assignment
Write out answers to these questions:
Remember to reference specific passages in the article!
1. What are the author’s views on equality?
2.What does the author say on “relationships”?
3. Do you buy the author’s claim?
Why or why not?

In your groups discuss:

What does she say about the differences between men and women?

What does the author say on gender violence?

Connection to the first article?
Men and women are different
Has anyone heard of the Bechdel Test?
This is a gender test for movies. In order to pass the test the movie must have the following:
1. It has to have at least two [named] women in it
2. Who talk to each other
3. About something besides a man

Seem simple?
Woman in the 19th Century by Margaret Fuller
Read the text first individually, making sure to extensively notate as you go along

Then get back in your groups and chunk the work.
Write the main claim for each chunk
Write-Like
Using Fuller's excerpt as a model, write your own version of "Woman in the 21st Century"
Both strengths and weaknesses of our current societal gender norms
at lwast one historical allusion
at least one use of anaphora
At least one use of antithesis
Format:
Mla
1-2 pages (250-500)
Write Like
You will have the rest of the period to write a write-like on Fuller's piece but yours will be titled "Woman in the 21st Century"
Use a
chunk
in the text to write a modern piece with similar language and content that emulates Fuller.
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