Navigate the above tabs to access resources that will help supplement the learning experience for students in Senior Seminar LBST 383: Gender & Rationality, and other Gender or Women's Studies courses.
Gender and Women's studies are part of the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS). A liberal arts education develops essential skills in reasoning logically, communication, both in the spoken and written word across various media, and critical thinking. It is the foundation for a life of learning, decision-making, and service. Faculty from the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences have been featured nationally on CNN, HBO and CSPAN.
The Oxford Handbook of Rationality
Chapter 16: Gender and Rationality (Oxford Handbook)
This article explores feminist stances toward gender and rationality. These divide into three broad camps: the “classical feminist” stance, according to which what needs to be challenged are not available norms and ideals of rationality, but rather the supposition that women are unable to meet them; the “different voice” stance, which challenges available norms of rationality as either incomplete or accorded an inflated importance; and the “strong critical” stance, which finds fault with the norms and ideals themselves. This contribution focuses on assessing the various projects—some rival, some complementary—being pursued within the third, critical camp. This article offers a reconstruction of Catherine MacKinnon's critique of norms of rationality according to which they function to maintain relations of dominance by deauthorizing feminist claims to knowledge.
Gender Studies: Foundations and Key Concepts (JSTOR)
Jack Halberstam, Afsaneh Najmabadi-Evaz, and bell hooks via Wikimedia Commons