GEND1103 uses a feminist approach to examine how the categories “woman” and “man” are socially and culturally constructed; and how this construction has varied historically across culture, ethnicity and class. The course also explores the ways in which social, political, economic and legal discourses perpetuate ideas and practices which amount to sexism and intersecting oppressions. The methods by which both women and men have struggled and organized against sexist and other forms of gender discrimination are also examined.