Women’s Studies Readings Responses R1, p.25 A Day Without Feminism This Article really put into perspective just how much women in this country have gone through. I can’t imagine not being able to be whatever I wanted to be in life. A housewife has never been something I’ve pictured in my future. After quite a few years, sure, but basically “training” to be a housewife my whole life would be terrible. R2, p.28 Dear Sisters Girls growing up during the Cold War were not allowed to wear jeans or tennis shoes to school. They had to sit with their knees together and wear their hair in pin curls. If I were living in that time period my style would be severely frowned upon. In my opinion marriage back then was based more upon reproducing children (especially boys) for work rather than marriage being for love. R3, Online Reading Three Waves of Feminism The third wave of feminism is very different from the first two. The third is mostly focused on the physical appearances of women. Over time women have become seen more as “sex symbols,” than being a homey housewife. We went from covering our bodies from head to toe, to earning money by stripping, and having sex. The third wave also has to deal with identity, women making a name for themselves and people having to learn to accept gays and lesbians. R4, P.40 Feminist Politics The definition of Feminism is supposed to be taken as a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression. Now people think that feminism is just a bunch of women who hate men and demand to be treated as equals. Now a day we need to make the original definition known. Feminism is a movement to end sexist oppression.