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Introduction to Gender Theory

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    This week we’ll explore gender theory and feminist critics.  For gender theorists and feminist critics, the most important thing in a text is the gender roles of the main characters and how gender impacts the way the characters interact with each other.  Although there are quite a few differences between gender theorists and feminist critics, for the purposes of this study, we'll look at both together.

    Below are six different links exploring gender theory, feminist criticsm, and key ideas in understanding gender.  Skim each source and take notes on the most important ideas you find.  Be prepared to share your notes later in this session.  You should have a minimum of a half a page of notes if asked to.  You’ll want to be sure that you have a detailed understanding of gender and how it is perceived in gender theory.

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    Image Source: Source: Gender Symbols