Feminism - the most misunderstood rebellion

Ref: C2226793

From the fight for women's suffrage to "me too", there have been many women-led protest movements that have had an impact on social and economic life. Exploring the theories and disputes of a "woman's place" and the gender inequalities in Britain and the US. There will be plenty of discussion, as well as You Tube encounters with some contemporary feminists. "Never underestimate the power that we women have" (Emmeline Pankhurst)

Additional information about this course

No half term break

Course aim

Focusing mainly on Britain and the US we will examine theories and disputes about a "woman's place" and gender inequality, and consider the lives and influence of some of the most prominent feminists and activists - and the protests they inspired.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Take part in discussions on women's suffrage during the course.
  • Identify 2 key theories of gender inequality.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of 2 the women-led protest movements in Britain or the US
  • Describe a protest inspired by prominent feminist activists in Britain or the US.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Feminism - the most misunderstood rebellion

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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