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GWSS 390 A: Intermediate Topics in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies

What’s Wrong with Rights

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Meeting Time: 
TTh 10:30am - 12:20pm
Location: 
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SLN: 
15297
Joint Sections: 
CHID 250 F
Instructor:
Chandan Reddy, Ph.D.
Chandan Reddy

Additional Details:

We often turn to “rights” as ways to address social or personal violence. Liberal Feminism argued that it was the lack of “rights” in the household or private sphere, as much as the inequalities of the wage and workplace that facilitated pervasive sexual violence and intimate partner abuse. Feminist grassroots organizers developed domestic violence response that made the state responsible for enforcing women’s rights. Yet, this strategy has helped build and justify a massive policing apparatus, rebranding liberal feminism as “carceral feminism.” How did this happen? Can there be feminism without the police? What replaces a “right” to safety and freedom from harm? What alternative does abolitionist feminism offer?

Catalog Description: 
Exploration of various topics and issues relevant to the study of gender, women, and sexuality. Recommended: GWSS 200. Offered: AWSpS.
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Include in the set of featured courses: 
no
Last updated: 
April 16, 2021 - 10:56pm
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