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ERIC Number: ED068078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 17
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What Matter Mind: A Theory about the Practice of Women's Studies.
Stimpson, Catharine R.
The area of women's studies has come under attack from many quarters, but the most damaging criticism has come from those who are women themselves. Spoken criticism and lack of participation are equally as harmful in an area such as women's studies, where total sacrifice and participation is necessary for survival. The people who resist women's studies are so numerous, the affection for intelligent women so frail, the self-destructive impulses within women's studies so tempting, the unanswered questions so complex, that it seems obvious that women's studies is in a position of weakness. In order for women's studies to survive and for women to gain the rights that should be theirs, several things are needed. More needs to be learned about a student's conscious and unconscious needs. Men and women alike should be taught that a woman has the talent to learn; that society will reward her if she does; and that if society does not, it may be society's fault. In addition, women of differing ages, circumstances, and economic groups need to be brought into the classroom that the defects of middle-class sexual roles might be pointed out and that ambition might be encouraged. (Author/HS)
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