Social constructionism theory was meant to subvert the former prominence of biological determinism, but perhaps it worked a little too well. Men are violent not because of hormones, but because of socialization into “toxic masculinity.” And women, who are more nurturing, do so because of sexist conditioning, says social constructionism.
Decades ago, popular thinking was biology caused gender differences, nothing else. In fact, merely mentioning biological differences can be wrongthink.
The hidden message of intersectional oppression is clear: oppression is everywhere. Surely women’s studies do not teach that oppression is “everywhere,” does it?
(Yes, it does.) So, if you’re not finding oppression: look harder.
The contest winners are recognized at the annual Women’s & Gender Studies Student Awards Ceremony held in March.
Applications are no longer being accepted for 2019.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not suggesting that my professors are bad people.
They’re not, and as people, I respect them tremendously.
The theoretical backbone of women’s studies is grounded in three main conjectures: that of the patriarchy, intersectional oppression, and social constructionism.
None of these contentions can be proven or falsified.