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15 QUESTIONS; ANSWER NOW; MULTIPLE CHOICE AND TRUE/FALSE.

1) The Welfare queen is:

A) Is a derogatory term used in the U.S. to refer to divorced, unmarried, or widowed women who allegedly misuse or collect excessive welfare payments through fraud, child endangerment, or manipulation

B) The accurate depiction of poor women (mainly black) who try to take advantage of the welfare state

C) Is a strategic political tool used to improve the access of welfare benefits to especially single mothers with minority background

2) SELECT ALL THAT APPLY; Okin, Pateman and Franke argue that common knowledge around marriage as applied in society as well as within legal institutions is rooted in:

A)gender equality.

B) specific gendered expectations of the duties and responsibilities the spouses are supposed to assume within the marital union.

C) a heteronormative understanding of the marital union as between a man and a woman.

D) the idea that the two spouses assume exactly the same responsibilities and duties within the marital union.

3) The Combahee River Collective Statement puts forward the claim that black women experience oppression based on race, gender, and class and that their liberation can thus not be achieved through a mainstream (white) feminist framework.

TRUE OR FALSE?

4) Susan Moller Okin argues that marriage as a patriarchal institution is central to women’s subordination.

TRUE OR FALSE?

5) Intersectionality is an analytic framework which attempts to identify how interlocking systems of power impact those who are most marginalized in society. Same-sex marriage is an area where such intersectionality in terms of race, gender, and class becomes particularly prevalent.

TRUE OR FALSE?

6) The sexual contract means that women and men inherit the same socio-legal positions within the institution of marriage.

TRUE OR FALSE?

7) West and Zimmerman understand Gender as a:

A) a fixed category congruent with the category of sex

B) social construct that informs the degree to which an actor is masculine or feminine in light of societal expectations about what is appropriate for one’s sex category

8) Women are treated equally under the law when the law has the same provisions for men and women.

TRUE OR FALSE?

9) SELECT ALL THAT APPLY; A feminist perspective on the law is:

A) uniform and reunites women across racial, class, and ethnic boundaries

B) putting women and queer people at the centre of socio-legal analysis

C) the project that seeks to explain ways in which the law played a role in women’s subordinate status

10) SELECT ALL THAT APPLY; The following reasons contribute to the ongoing inequality of women under the law, even in the event where the law on the books is written in a gender-neutral manner.

A- Women’s inability to live up to the standards of the law

B- Gender stereotyping

C- Liberal ideals around equality are grounded in individualism, neglecting women’s role within the sphere of the family and the community

D- Legal norms that are grounded in men’s experience and formulated within a patriarchal framework

11) Carol Pateman argues that the liberation of the “sons” is based on and perpetuates the surbordination of their wives, sisters, and daughters.

TRUE OR FALSE?

12)

13)

West and Zimmerman illustrate that gender is performed in interactions, and that behaviors are assessed based on socially accepted conceptions of gender.

TRUE OR FALSE?

14) Cultural Relativists argue that human rights are culturally universal and that some moral principles apply to all cultures.

TRUE OR FALSE?

15) Heteronormativity is the belief that people fall into distinct and complementary genders (male and female) with natural roles in life

TRUE OR FALSE?

  
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