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ERIC Number: EJ890065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Making Sexism Visible: Birdcages, Martians, and Pregnant Men
Kleinman, Sherryl; Copp, Martha; Sandstrom, Kent
Teaching Sociology, v34 n2 p126-142 Apr 2006
This paper offers six strategies for dealing with students' resistance to learning about the oppression of women: making the familiar strange, substituting race for sex, distinguishing between intentions and consequences, imagining men in women's bodies, exposing students' claims of equal gender oppression as false parallels, and analyzing some of women's desires as instances of false power. These teaching strategies, along with Marilyn Frye's (1983) metaphor of oppression as a birdcage consisting of systematically related wires, provide a framework for pre-empting or responding to students' resistance. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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